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Delivery of fuel, food stuff and medicine to Camp Liberty prevented for the fourth successive day

2016, for the fourth successive day, the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Camp Liberty residents has prevented entry of tankers carrying fuel and oil for generators, and trucks carrying food stuffs, hygiene products and medicine to Camp Liberty. They have sent back the tankers and trucks after stopping them for some time. This inhumane measure which has started since June 27th, will rapidly create a crisis in the Camp.
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Couverture TV de Reuters aux manifestations de Paris pour dénoncer la visite du MAE du régime iranien

Reuters Television a diffusé des images de la manifestation qui s’est tenue mercredi pour dénoncer la visite du ministre des Affaires étrangères du régime iranien Javad Zarif en France.
Reuters TV a interviewé Shahin Gobadi de la commission des affaires étrangères du Conseil national de la Résistance iranienne (CNRI) qui a déclaré : “les Iraniens sont ici pour préciser que Javad Zarif ne fait que représenter une théocratie impitoyable qui est le principal bourreau en Iran et le principal financier du terrorisme international. C’est aussi le régime qui soutient Bachar al-Assad” dans son carnage contre le peuple syrien. Continue reading Couverture TV de Reuters aux manifestations de Paris pour dénoncer la visite du MAE du régime iranien

Iraq: Thousands of Sheikhs Demand Iran’s Eviction, Protection of Camp Liberty

Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty near Baghdad must be provided safety and security, a statement issued by more than 3,000 Iraqi tribal sheikhs reads, adding Iran’s lethal meddling in this country and abroad is condemned and must come to an end.

Iran’s interference in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq, have escalated into an unprecedented dimension, the statement by The National Council for Tribes of Iraq warns, accusing Iran’s forces in Syria of massacring innocent people through the bloodiest meddling by Tehran.
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Merchants obstructed from purchasing Camp Liberty residents’ property despite approval by Government of Iraq

fact that for the second time last week Camp Liberty residents were officially informed that the Government of Iraq has approved the sale of their property in Camp Liberty, seven Iraqi merchants who had come to the camp to purchase the property were turned back on May 19, 2016. The merchants who had braved the difficult security condition in Iraq to come to Camp Liberty were insulted by officers of the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Camp Liberty residents and were forced to return after a long delay.
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The International Protection Needs of the Residents of Camp Liberty (Iraq) and the UNHCR Mandate

By Ad Melkert, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Iraq -2009-2011
Tahar Boumedra, Chief of UNAMI Human Rights Office and Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Iraq, 2009-2012

June 2015

The International Protection Needs of the Residents
of Camp Liberty (Iraq) and the UNHCR Mandate

By Ad Melkert* and Tahar Boumedra**

I. Introduction: A case of neglect?

A road traffic accident on 16 March 2015 involving a black-water tanker belonging to Camp Liberty residents near Baghdad International Airport, and an Iraqi HUMVEE has put the spotlight on the way UNHCR is handling the applications for refugee status by the Camp’s residents.
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Draft resolution in U.S. Congress seeks protection for MEK in Camp Liberty

Members of the United States House of Representatives have submitted a new resolution on the rights of thousands of members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) for adoption in Congress. The resolution “H. RES. 650” was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on March 17. It is sponsored by Republican Rep. Ted Poe and co-sponsored by Democratic Reps. Brian Higgins, Albio Sires, and Brad Sherman. Continue reading Draft resolution in U.S. Congress seeks protection for MEK in Camp Liberty