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

US must not forget Iranian dissidents in Iraq, who were promised protection

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:40
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By Tom Ridge -- Whenever there’s a tragedy like the typhoon disaster in the Philippines, heroic efforts follow, as they should. But there has been little note of a heroic effort halfway around the world, in a small refugee encampment on the outskirts of Baghdad. But it deserves our attention – and some action.

For more than three months, hundreds of Iranian dissidents have been on a hunger strike in protest of the kidnapping of seven of their compatriots, six of them women, after the murder of more than 50 others in a brutal, unprovoked massacre by, or with the complicity of, the Iraqi security forces.

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Refugee camp is Iran and America’s shame

Saturday, 23 November 2013 17:33
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By James Morrison, The Washington Times — Members of Congress and former diplomats Thursday invoked John F. Kennedy, the civil rights movement and Thanksgiving as they called onPresident Obama to keep America’s promise to protect Iranian dissidents languishing in an Iraqi refugee camp.

They also urged Secretary of State John F. Kerry to reject any deal with Iran that fails to stop its suspected nuclear weapons program, while Western negotiators were holding talks in Geneva with Iranian officials.

“This is a humanitarian crisis that calls out for resolution,” Marc Ginsberg, U.S. ambassador to Morocco under President Bill Clinton, told Iranian-Americans gathered at the Cannon House Office Building.

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Brutal regime in Iran has to change

Saturday, 16 November 2013 15:36
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By Lord Clarke, Ham & High — On October 28, I had the privilege of attending a conference at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, to address the situation in Iran. The conference was chaired by Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC and speakers included former House of Commons Speaker Baroness Boothroyd, former head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq’s human rights office Dr Tahar Boumedra, and a number of other members of both Houses of Parliament.

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Iranian Resistance Group Needs U.S. to Keep Promises

Saturday, 16 November 2013 15:36
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Hugh Shelton and James Conway — It’s been two years since U.S. troops left Iraq, having rid the country of Saddam Hussein and ostensibly leaving behind a democracy that would be a model for the region. We say ostensibly because that certainly hasn’t been the case. Our efforts on that front appear to have been in vain.

Iraq is a fractured country, victimized by almost daily bombings, its government increasingly aligned with Iran’s despotic regime.

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US-UN-MEK: Kill the messenger not the dictator!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 23:52
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By Carolyn Beckingham — You would think this story would appeal to the media: 52 unarmed people shot dead, six women and a man taken hostage and hidden away. So why have the media hardly mentioned it at all? Because the Foreign and Commonwealth Office won't let them publish it? If so, why won't it?

To prove its wholehearted intentions to save its members the Iranian resistance leader Maryam Rajavi pledged 100 million dollars to the trust fund set up at initiative of UN Secretary-General for transfer of PMOI members to other countries from sale of Ashraf property.

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Iraq Must Free 7 Camp Ashraf Hostages

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:59
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RTX14WNQBy Matthew Offord -- On October 28, I joined a cross-party panel at a conference in Church House, Westminster, with dozens of my colleagues from both Houses of Parliament to talk about Iran and what we, in the U.K., can do in the face of appalling atrocities committed by the Iranian regime. At the heart of the conference was the fate of seven Iranian dissidents taken hostage by Iraqi Special Forces. The hostages were abducted following an attack on their home in Camp Ashraf Iraq which left 52 of their friends killed.

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BAROOTI: A daughter’s plea for mother’s life

Sunday, 03 November 2013 17:57
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By Shahabeh Barooti -- On Sept. 1, Iraqi forces under orders from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki staged a massacre in Camp Ashraf, shocking and infuriating the world with their sheer brutality and barbarity. The scenes of innocent people, handcuffed and fatally shot, were both horrifying and heartrending. Many of us here in Camp Liberty, where 3,000 Iranian dissidents reside, were personally touched by this tragedy. Many of us lost a brother, a sister, a parent, a son. All of us lost friends.

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Time for scholars to examine Iranian opposition

Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:29
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Ivan Sascha Sheehan, UPI -- The P5+1 nuclear negotiations in Geneva this week have the world asking whether there isn't a better way to address the Iranian nuclear problem.

Tehran's negotiating style, which relies on the cyclical use of threat and accommodation, has frustrated the West and served the regime's ultimate interest -- buying time for nuclear armament.

In recent weeks, I've been discussing these matters in the academic community.

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Embassy Row: Broken promises on Iranian dissidents

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 23:20
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The Washington Times - Michael B. Mukasey feels betrayed.

The attorney general under President George W. Bush gave his personal assurance to the president of the Iranian resistance that its dissidents would be protected by Iraqi troops, not massacred by Iraqi gunmen.

He told a congressional briefing of his anguish over last month’s attack on Camp Ashraf in which gunmen killed 52 Iranian dissidents, many with their hands tied behind their backs. Seven were kidnapped.

“So, for God’s sake and their sake, let’s all stand up and do something about it,” he said.

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Archbishop Tutu calls for the immediate release of seven Iranian dissidents taken hostage in Camp Ashraf

Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:18
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The world community must hold the Iraqi government accountable for these heinous crimes

I strongly condemn the mass executions of innocent residents of Camp Ashraf on September 1, 2013. It is particularly disheartening to hear that many of them were handcuffed or injured when they were killed. The world community must hold the Iraqi government accountable for these heinous crimes, as these were refugees designated as such by the UN and therefore deserving the protection of the Iraqi government.

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Embassy Row: Spectator to slaughter in Iraq

Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:53
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By James Morrison, The Washington Times - Former U.S. officials are urging Secretary of State John F. Kerry to listen to his own words about Syria and turn his outrage toward the massacre of 52 unarmed Iranian dissidents shot execution-style by Iraqi gunmen in a refugee camp north of Baghdad where the United States had guaranteed their safety.

“This week you made an astute observation: ‘This is not the time to be spectators to slaughter.’ Although you were referencing Syria, your observation also applies to what happened last Saturday morning at Camp Ashraf, Iraq,” they wrote in a letter to Mr. Kerry.

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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