According to information obtained from inside the Iranian regime, the 7 Camp Ashraf hostages are still being held by Nouri al-Maliki’s Special Forces and the Iraqi government continuously displaces them to avoid discovery and give the impression that they are not in Iraq.
Only agents of the Prime Ministry’s office and elements of the Iranian regime are allowed to visit the hostages. A Quds force agent interrogated them on Monday and threatened to have them extradited to Iran or sentenced to long-term imprisonment in Iraq.
In her speech at the Parliamentary Assembly of European Council on September 30, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi said, “Maliki and his Security Advisor Faleh Fayadh plan to create their own scenarios by denying their responsibility in the mass execution of Ashraf residents, refuting the attack took place at all, and denying the hostage-taking…The UN and the U.S. know quite well that the attack on Ashraf was carried out by Maliki and that the hostages are also in his hands. We have given them precise information and details in this regard. Undoubtedly, if they were willing to, if they actually lived up to their repeated and constant commitments to the safety and security of the residents according to the same Memorandum of Understanding of December 25, 2011 that they keep referring to, and if they were to hold Maliki accountable and obligate him to fulfill his international commitments, the hostages would be expeditiously released or will be handed over to a European country.”
Taher Boumedra, UNAMI advisor on Camp Ashraf from 2009 to 2012, stated in a testimony at the UN headquarters in Geneva on September 19, 2013: “There is no way for [UNAMI and] the American embassy not to know where they are… When the 36 in 2009 were taken from Al-Khalis they disappeared and I followed them where they were. They were in Baghdad in the Green Zone 50 meters away from UNAMI headquarters also 50 meters from Iraqi Presidency in a building with a label on it ‘High Council of National Education’ and the National Education was used as a secret prison. I went to visit them in the presence of the Iraqi security officers. I told them now you are my neighbors and I will visit you every day. Next day I went to visit them they were removed.”
Evidence proving that the hostages are in Iraq is being revealed on a daily basis. US and UN must take action before it becomes too late.