It is now 38 days that the residents of Camp Liberty are on hunger strike. Today, 25 hunger strikers were put under medical care due to the side effects of the strike. For the past 38 days, the hunger strikers have been demanding the immediate release of the 7 hostages that Iraqi forces abducted from camp Ashraf on September 1st. They also demand that camp Liberty’s protection be provided by the United Nations.
The hunger strikers are worried and furious about reports pertaining to the increase of pressure on the 7 hostages who are still under the direct control of Prime Minister Al-Maliki. The hostages are secretly incarcerated in the Iraqi Security Forces’ safe houses and are being interrogated and tortured by agents of the Iranian regime’s intelligence agency and the terrorist Quds force.
The hunger strikers are calling on President Obama and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to stand up to their obligations and put pressure on Maliki to release the hostages. They are unanimously saying that they will continue their hunger strike until their just demands are met.