This morning, September 7, over twenty hirelings of Iranian regime’s Intelligence Ministry (MOIS) and the terrorist Quds Force (QF) were transferred to Camp Liberty under the well-known pretext of “residents’ families”. These hirelings were transferred in a minibus by regime’s embassy in Baghdad and the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Camp Liberty that works under Iraq’s National Security Advisor Faleh Fayyad.
Colonel Sadeq Mohammed Kadhim, Major Ahmed Khozair and Captain Haidar Azab from the Governmental Committee got these hirelings passed several checkpoints along the way and brought them to Liberty’s police station. As soon as they got to the police station, they started chanting threatening and provoking slogans.
These agents who were brought to Baghdad, Iraq by MOIS and regime’s embassy could not have passed the several checkpoints on their way to Liberty without prior coordination and active participation of Iraq’s security institutions. This move clearly imperils the security of PMOI members in Camp Liberty and betrays machinations by the Iranian regime and its proxies in Iraq for the psychological torture of PMOI members and paves the way for future massacres.
It is interesting that some of the hirelings dispatched to Camp Liberty claim they are relatives of those who have already been transferred a long time ago from Liberty to outside of Iraq under UNHCR supervision with the Iraqi government and the U.S. government informed of the details and the time of their transfer and their place of resettlement.
Similarly, in the years 2010-2011, Iranian regime’s hirelings were stationed beside Ashraf for 23 months under the pretext of residents’ families and were busy psychologically torturing the residents round the clock with 320 loudspeakers.
The transfer of these hirelings to Camp Liberty gravely violate the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Government of Iraq and the United Nations on 25 December 2011. Moreover, the Special Representative of Secretary-General for Iraq had repeatedly ensured residents’ representatives on behalf of the Iraqi government that Iraq would not allow these hirelings to travel to Liberty. On 15 October 2012, in response to a letter by Liberty residents’ representative concerning the transfer of regime’s hirelings to the camp, Deputy Special Representative of Secretary-General for Iraq wrote: “They [Iraqi officials] categorically denied that… Further, I can assure you with absolute certainty that UNAMI is not ferrying anybody to Camp Liberty under any guise.”
Since November 2014, in dozens of statements and letters to U.S. and UN officials, the Iranian Resistance has warned that the Iranian regime is poised to repeat the Ashraf scenario to transfer MOIS and terrorist QF elements under the cover of residents’ families. Regretfully, no effective action was taken to foil this conspiracy.
The Iranian Resistance highlights the repeated and written commitments of the United Nations and the U.S. government regarding the security and wellbeing of Liberty residents and requests immediate action to end the psychological torture of residents under the pretext of “family” and to move away Iranian regime’s elements from the camp who are there under whatever pretext.
Shahriar Kia is a press spokesman for residents of Camp Liberty, Iraq, members of the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran opposition group(PMOI, also known as MEK). He graduated from North Texas University. His Twitter handle is @shahriarkia