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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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Urgent Appeal

Flood in Liberty

Newsletter November


Introduction Bulletin

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