Campaign to release Ashraf hostages

On 1 September 2013 Iraqi Special Forces under the command of Prime Minister Maliki attacked Camp Ashraf and murdered 52 of the 101 remaining residents and took 7 hostages. Video and eyewitness accounts leave no room to doubt that the hostages are in the hands of Iraqi government. Please write to UN Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, and UN High Commissioner for Human Right, Ms Navi Pillay and ask for their intervention to save the 7 hostages.

FRAME GRAB OF A VIDEO SHOWING IRAQI FORCES ENTERING CAMP ASHRAF ON THE DAY OF MASSACRE

Camp Ashraf in Iraq: Spanish court investigates a close ally of Maliki

A Spanish court investigation is to include Faleh al-Fayad, security adviser to the Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. This comes in the wake of a complaint filed against him as a person responsible for serious breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention for his alleged involvement in the killings on April 8, 2011, and September 1, 2013, of protected persons under the Fourth Geneva Convention living in Camp Ashraf, according to the decision.

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Opinion

Howard Dean: US should honour its principles, protect Iranian opposition members in Camp Liberty

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:35
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America should protect the 3,000 residents of Camp Liberty and not 'sell them out' during the nuclear negotiations, former US Governor Howard Dean has told a conference in Paris.

Iran had already lied about its aim of obtaining a nuclear bomb and the US should not tarnish itself and undermine its standing in the world by making deals with people who will not keep their word, he said in a speech on April 12.

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Speech by MEP Struan Stevenson - EP conference of Iran, April 9

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:33
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Catherine Ashton’s ill-judged visit to Tehran last month to appease the mullahs, fell apart almost before she stepped off the plane, as news emerged of Israel intercepting a ship from Iran carrying dozens of long-range surface-to-surface rockets, assault weapons and hundreds of thousands of bullets, destined for terrorists linked with the Iranian regime in Gaza. Iran is the world’s leading exporter and bankroller of terrorists and their cat and mouse attempts to persuade Ashton and others that they have no intention of producing nuclear weapons is farcical.

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Tom Ridge: UN has 'failed miserably' to protect Iranian dissidents in Liberty concentration camp

Thursday, 27 March 2014 18:48
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The United Nations has 'failed miserably' to protect Iranian dissidents at Camp Liberty before moving them to safe havens abroad, former US Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has told a meeting in US Senate in Washington DC.

He branded Camp Liberty a 'concentration camp' where Iranian residents are under daily threat of attack from Iraqi forces guarding the camp.

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Editorial: Iran’s busy hangmen

Friday, 21 March 2014 21:20
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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Iran's top leader backs the continuation of nuclear negotiations with the West but says he doubts they will succeed. (AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)

Washington Times -- The mullahs wear out their rope as a ‘service to humanity’

The hangman is out of work in most of the West. Even in the United States, where several states are searching for more “compassionate” ways to kill, capital punishment is not as popular as it used to be.

The mullahs in Iran are as enthusiastic as ever in meting “justice” at the end of a rope. International human rights groups are raising protests, but the mullahs vow no mercy, but continued repression, ever harsher.

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Carlile calls on UK to welcome 52 Iranian refugees

Saturday, 01 February 2014 15:56
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FORMER Welsh Liberal Democrat Alex Carlile is calling for the UK to welcome 52 Iranian refugees who are living under a “death warrant” in Iraq.

Yesterday, he met with leading figures of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in France and described his fears for dissidents who fled to Iraq and now live in the former US military base Camp Liberty.

The leading QC said that Albania had admitted 200 of the Iranians, adding: “Albania is a country of only three million people.

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The violence in Iran against the opposition and others continues to grow day to day

Saturday, 01 February 2014 15:54
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From January to December 2013, at least 660 prisoners were executed in Iran, with 430 of them put to death after the charade of the June 14 election - however many executions carried out inside prisons go unreported. The executions in 2013 included: 25 women, two men aged 20 and 23 were executed for stealing the equivalent of 35 euros. three teenagers who were 12, 15 and 17 years-old at the time of their arrests, a 28-year-old whose bleeding body was hanged after he had committed suicide, a 23-year-old in Zahedan who had already died a few hours earlier of a heart attack, a woman named as 34-year-old Geitei Marami, whose body was still bleeding due to 100 lashes she received prior to her execution and the execution of a prisoner who was found to be still alive in the mortuary after his hanging.

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America Must Keep Her Word on Iran

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 14:55
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By Rudy Giuliani — When Americans say we are going to do something, we do it. When we make a promise, we keep it. Our word is our bond.

Usually.

Sadly, that is not the case right now regarding a group of Iranian dissidents in Iraq who are living in an extermination camp under constant threat of attack. Indeed, not only has the U.S. failed to keep its word regarding the dissidents’ safety, but so has the United Nations.

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Christopher Booker: Why is Jack Straw so wrong on Iran?

Monday, 13 January 2014 20:28
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Jack Straw told Radio 4’s Today programme on Friday how he and four other MPs had been visiting Tehran to see for themselves what grounds for hope were now being opened up by the new Iranian regime under President Hassan Rouhani. Mr Straw admitted that of course he hadn’t spoken to any “dissidents”, who might have told him about the 600 Iranians hanged this year, two-thirds of them since the “moderate reformer” Mr Rouhani took office.

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Raymond Tanter: Iranian hunger strikers gaining unity and resilience

Sunday, 15 December 2013 23:52
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Iranian hunger strikers turn the worst of times into the best of times. By example, they turn Charles Dickens’ winter of despair into a spring of hope. Like Nelson Mandela’s pursuit of justice and reconciliation never wavered when facing persecution, so hunger strikers gain unity and resilience in face of tyranny.

Consider Mandela’s April 1964 statement from the dock at his trial for sabotage: “I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Likewise, preparation for death highlights the narrative of hunger strikers’ under siege in Iraq and whose associates are persecuted in Iran: Repression cannot destroy the Iranian opposition because violence cannot kill an ideal.

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Interview with Naomi Tutu, Human Rights Activists

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 23:45
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"I support the people of Iran indeed in their struggle for justice and democracy. I remember how much it was vital for us in South Africa, during the dark days of the apartheid, that our brothers and sisters defend us throughout the world. It is therefore important for me to speak of massacre of Iranian dissidents that took place in the camps of Ashraf and Liberty in Iraq and to underline how the world kept silence in this regard. I call on the United Nations to provide protection to these Iranian refugees and to condemn the Iraqi government for this crime against humanity."

The text is the the English Translation of text of interview published by French media.

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Mandela’s Legacy Lives on in Iranian Resistance

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 23:43
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By Ivan Sheehan -- On Tuesday the International community will recognize International Human Rights Day and reaffirm the fundamental truths enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Five days later, world leaders will gather to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of former South African president Nelson Mandela at his ancestral home in the Eastern Cape.

With the unforgiving spotlight on human rights issues and the moral courage of those who speak truth to power, it promises to be a difficult week for despots the world over.

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Urgent Appeal

Flood in Liberty

Newsletter November

 

News Bulletin October

Former UN official makes revealing testimony to US Congress

The Guardian: Open Letter by British Dignitaries on Camp Liberty

Shocking UN report

Water shortage -Camp Liberty

Protection for Ashraf

Murderous attack on Camp Ashraf 8 April 2011




Conference - Women's Day

Interviews with handicapped and ill people of Ashraf

Ashraf the Message

Project - Ashraf The Message

News bulletin June 2012

News bulletin June 2012

23 June Gathering