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Dissident Iranian cleric denied medical treatment in prison

Supporters of Iranian dissident cleric Ayatollah Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi have called for international pressure to force the mullahs’ regime to end his imprisonment and maltreatment.

Ayatollah Boroujerdi, 57, has spent nearly 10 years in the Iranian regime’s jails due to his opposition to clerical rule. He was arrested in Tehran on October 8, 2006. He is currently held in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison.
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Iraq: Camp Liberty, Iranian Regime’s Hidden Fear

On Thursday evening October 29th at 7.40 pm, one of the deadliest missile attacks on Camp Liberty; 24 killed and many more injured. Sharing with you are moments of the residents during the strike.
This article was written by Elham K. with an AA degree in law and now a member of PMOI in Camp Liberty, who was also present in the missile attack.

A loud unusual noise was heard. It sound like a storm wind circling around in a well. Being near the international airport, we thought it was one of those large boing airplanes just taking off and being very close above our head. A colleague was curious to see what the sound was. I went after her to the door. As soon as we opened the door, the alarm sound went on and that was when we all jumped in the bunkers without thinking about the sound. There it went the first strike with a very huge noise like CRACK!

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Iraq: Consequences of a Betrayed Commitment

By: Ibrahim Seyedi
We are a volunteer group of members of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran who exited our country back in the 1980s due to the harsh repression and crackdown imposed by the regime’s leader Khomeini against us. We entered Iraq through legal means as political refugees and stationed in a camp called Ashraf, located 90 kilometers north of Baghdad. Our objective was to continue our struggle against the Iranian regime’s warmongering, export of terrorism and fundamentalism in our homeland and the entire Middle East. For around a quarter of a century we lived in our traditional home in Ashraf and enjoyed adequate recreational accommodations, service facilities and infrastructure. Ashraf met all standards of a relatively modern city along with a university and schools, summer pools, asphalt roads, kitchens, a bakery, a food storage complex, restaurant, shopping mall, sports centers, religious sites, city parks, small orchards, a central library with books and novels written by famous writers from across the globe, a hospital equipped with medical supplies along with hi-tech scanners, strong shelters that protected us against bombing threats, and last but not least, a number of 1 MW power generators that made us independent from Iraq’s nationwide power grid.
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Camp Liberty: Intensified medical and logistical blockade, simultaneous with transfer of MOIS agents

The committee in charge of suppressing Camp Liberty residents, supervised by Faleh Fayyad, has intensified the blockade of Camp Liberty simultaneous with the transfer to Liberty on September 7 and 10 of a group of agents of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry and the terrorist Quds Force who are disguised as families of residents.

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Unprecedented Heat Wave Engulfs Iraq, Inhumane Siege on Camp Liberty Residents

An unprecedented heat wave has engulfed the entire Middle East. Turkey and Jordan have also faced previously unseen scorching summer heat.

In Iraq, however, the heat intensity is actually higher than anywhere else. The extreme heat in this country is unbelievable and literally intolerable, according to international news media.The Iraqi government announced a four-day holiday due to the atrocious heat, due to the fact that all infrastructures are destroyed in this country and the lack of adequate electricity.

See a short video about Camp Liberty conditions here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GMTEl83WmN8

The problems resulting from the immense heat skyrocketing into temperatures never seen before are even more intolerable for a few thousand Iranian dissidents living in Camp Liberty adjacent to Baghdad International Airport.

Iranian Refugees

These individuals are Iranian refugees, who in 2011 were forced to evacuate their 26-year long home in Camp Ashraf, located 60 miles north of Baghdad, and move to Camp Liberty. This new site, a deserted and ransacked US military camp, lacks the most basic infrastructure based on international standards.

This transfer was carried out according to an agreement between the United Nations, US and Iraqi governments.

Despite the fact that UNAMI and the US have legal and moral responsibilities over these refugees’ safety and security, an all-out logistical and medical siege has been imposed on camp residents ever since the protection of these refugees in 2009 was transferred from Washington to Baghdad.

The residents have also been targeted many times in bloody attacks staged by Iraqi forces loyal to the Iranian regime.

Protest Rallies

During the past past few days, the residents have staged a number of rallies demanding the inhumane siege be lifted as the intolerable recent heat wave has to this day led to the dehydration of many residents and placed their lives in grave danger.

Many of the camp’s power generators and food storage refrigerators have broken down.

The residents also protested inaction seen from the UN and US parties who have specific responsibilities in this regard. They demanded a speedy lifting of the blockade imposed by elements linked to the Iranian regime in the Iraqi government.

“Due to the inhumane siege enforced on us by the Iraqi government, and not allowing us to procure supplies needed for the camp’s infrastructure at our own expense, all of our devices are breaking down and under this scorching heat where our water and electricity all rely on old and worn-out power generators, these sets are going out of order one by one and we no longer have any water, electricity or cooling systems for food storage,” one residents says.

“This is an outlaw prison,” he adds.

“Under this tremendous heat the pipes in this camp become so hot that the water just cannot be used,” another resident says.

Violation Of Written Commitments

Human rights organizations believe there is only one solution to end the violation of written commitments provided and promised by the US and UN to the camp residents. That solution is to lift the inhumane siege that has taken the lives of many of the residents to this day.

The way to end prison-making measures in Liberty is to have the camp management team changed. This responsibility must be assigned to an organization in Iraq that has no political or religious affiliation to the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran. The next important step is to truly recognize this site as a UN-supervised refugee camp.

Iraqi legislators: The blockade on camp Liberty is a flagrant violation of the international rules

The Iranian dissidents of the Ayatollahs in Tehran, residing in camp Liberty, are still suffering from an inhumane blockade imposed on them. Denying them free access to medical cares, obstructing the logistic substances and fuel entering the camp are among the most important difficulties that the residents are grappling with. This condition concerns Iraqi parliamentarians as well as the general public in Iraq and international community. The parliamentarians have called within several stands declared in public on the government of Iraq and the United Nations to lift the blockade on camp Liberty, improving their living condition. They evaluate any maltreatment with the residents as flagrant violation of the international rules.

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25 Days illegal detention

Today morning, April 9, number of residents from Camp Liberty, located at the BIAP, Baghdad, that is residency for members of PMOI, participated in a protest. They protested against illegal arrest of one of residents by the name of Safar Zakery and the extension of his detention that is taken hostages by the investigation judge under false pretense.

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