In an unlawful act, on Wednesday, September 30, Iraqi agents once again prevented entry of repair and maintenance items for Camp Liberty infrastructure. These forces that were carrying out orders of the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Camp Liberty residents that functions under Faleh Fayyad also prevented basic supplies of residents from getting to the camp returning them from the camp’s entrance. Some of these items were stationeries, clothing, nylon table covers, welding electrodes to repair worn out black water tanks, and simple electrical items such as plugs, cables…
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Moreover, many spare parts for various equipments have also been blocked since two months ago (August 4).
Additionally, it is over two years now that the Governmental Committee has prevented contractors from coming to the camp for the repair of air-conditioning systems and heaters. These antihuman measures are flagrant violation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Government of Iraq and the United Nations on 25 December 2011 according to which residents should be able to seal contracts with various contractors for renovation or repairs in the camp.
Obstructing entry of basic needs that are wholly paid for by the residents is a breach of humanitarian and human rights standards. Regretfully, the United Nations has not taken any serious steps to end this siege despite the fact that the residents of the camp have constantly reported these actions to UNAMI.
The Iranian Resistance calls on the United Nations and the U.S. government that have repeatedly and in writing committed themselves to the security and wellbeing of Camp Liberty residents and also the European Union to take immediate steps to end this antihuman siege.