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Tillis: Obama Administration Failing To Protect Camp Liberty Refugees

This article originally posted on THOM TILLIS Dec 10 2015
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) took to the Senate floor to criticize the Obama Administration’s lack of support for Camp Liberty, a former U.S. military installation in Baghdad that now houses approximately 2,300 Iranian political refugees who oppose the totalitarian Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Crackdown on the rise in Iran after nuclear pact; no surprise

This article originally posted on The Hill
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/262031-crackdown-on-the-rise-in-iran-after-nuclear-pact-no

By Shahriar Kia
Despite the fact that a chorus of so-called Iranian human rights advocates, many dispatched by the regime in Tehran, began to place their weight behind the nuclear deal between P5+1 and Iran, the opposition had beforehand warned of a resulting crackdown. The mullahs in Iran consider the nuclear agreement, and in fact any other pact signed with any party, or parties, of the international community as a green light to step up human rights violations and deadly meddling across the globe. Therefore, recent arrests of journalists and other such measures are of no surprise.
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Top Euro-MP: UN must ensure protection of Camp Liberty residents

The United Nations and the European Union have a duty to ensure the protection of thousands of members of the main Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), in Camp Liberty in Iraq, Ryszard Czarnecki, Vice President of the European Parliament, said in Brussels on Wednesday.
“As you know we in the European Parliament have been closely following the situation of these Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf and now in Camp Liberty,” Mr. Czarnecki told a meeting on human rights in Iran at the European Parliament.
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U.S. Senate hearing urges protection for Iran dissidents in Camp Liberty

The U.S. government must live up to its promise of protecting thousands of members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, MEK (or Mujahedin e Khalq, MEK), who are based at Camp Liberty, near Baghdad, a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services was told on Wednesday.
The hearing, entitled Iranian Influence in Iraq and the Case of Camp Liberty, was aired live on the Senate website.
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Anti-Rouhani rally gears up in NY by Iranians

Iranians in New York are gearing up for a major rally next week to denounce the presence of the mullahs’ President Hassan Rouhani to the United Nations General Assembly.
The Iranian-American community in the city is alerting more and more individuals to the rally which will be held next Monday, September 28.
The following is a short video clip of a #No2Rouhani van as well as some photos from the Iranians staging a sit-in to urge the international community to condition their relationship with the Iranian regime on an improvement on the human rights situation in Iran.
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The rally, which is being organized by the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC), will press the international community to hold the regime in Iran accountable for its abhorrent human rights record.
The mullahs’ regime in Iran continues to execute more of its citizens per capita than any other U.N. member state. Some 2000 people have been executed under Rouhani in the past two years.

First impact of Iran nuclear accord: growing Iran-Russia cooperation

The minute the July 14th nuclear accord between the West and Iran was signed in Vienna, the mullahs were rushing their delegations to Moscow to demand the transfer of the advanced S-300 missile system from Russia. Hat’s off to President Obama! This is just the first of many consequences of the “historic” and “landmark” agreement reached with Iran.
Iran’s possession of such a missile defense system will definitely complicate any future strikes that the international community may deem necessary, including strikes against Iran’s nuclear infrastructure in the event that the world comes to realize that Tehran has no intention but cheating on the nuclear deal and rushing for the development of a nuclear weapon.
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Liberty residents are the voice of acid attacked women of Iran

By Nasrin Feizi, Camp Liberty

IRAN-SOCIETY-WOMEN-ACID ATTACKS

A global campaign has targeted the recent crimes of the mullahs’ regime in Iran against women with widespread denunciations. Condemning the medieval crime of acid attacks on women under the mullah-fabricated pretext of improper veiling on one hand, and the execution of a heroine who defended her dignity in the face of a security agent of the mullahs’ regime on the other, remain in the media and continue being condemned by US and European officials.

Coinciding with these condemnations, however, day by day pressures on Liberty residents are increasing. Iraqi forces stationed in Camp Liberty are even preventing Liberty residents from using their own forklifts and other equipment to carry heavy loads. And we Liberty residents, men and women, young and old, have no other choice but carry these loads with our bare hands and on our own shoulders. Continue reading Liberty residents are the voice of acid attacked women of Iran