European Parliament resolution on Iraq and Camp Liberty

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The European Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution on human rights violation and political situation in Iraq. In paragraph 14, the resolution expresses the European Parliament’s concern on the human rights and humanitarian conditions of Camp Liberty (Hurriya) where approximately 3000 Iranian refugees are residing.

14. Strongly condemns the rocket attack at Camp Hurriya on 26 December 2013, which according to various reports claimed the lives of several camp residents and left people injured; stresses that the circumstances in which this brutal incident took place must be clarified; calls on the Iraqi authorities to step up security measures around the camp so as to protect its residents from any further violence; urges the Iraqi Government to find the perpetrators of the attack and hold them accountable; notes that the EU invites all parties to facilitate the work of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in relocating all Camp Hurriya residents to a permanent and safe location outside Iraq as soon as possible;

Read full resolution here

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