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Archives for April 2011

Iranian dissidents and a U.S. dilemma

REUTERS NEWS AGENCY WASHINGTON — Call it the coalition of the baffled — a diverse group of prominent public figures who challenge the U.S. government’s logic of keeping on its terrorist blacklist an Iranian exile organization that publicly renounced violence a decade ago and has fed details on Iran’s nuclear programme to American intelligence. On […]

Dean calls al-Maliki a ‘mass murderer’

The Washington Times Blames prime minister for an attack that killed 35 refugees in settlement A former head of the Democratic Party called the prime minister of Iraq a “mass murderer” on Tuesday and accused him of ordering a bloody attack on disarmed Iranian dissidents under international protection.  “The truth is the prime minister of […]

Iran, Iraq sign agreements on Iranian opposition

ASSOCIATED PRESS TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran and Iraq on Sunday signed agreements to return each others’ detainees, which could lead to the forced repatriation of an Iranian opposition group based in Iraq, Iranian state TV reported. The countries’ respective justice ministers signed agreements that including provisions for the repatriation of each others criminals and convicts […]

As al-Maliki Government Embarks on Disinformation Campaign, 12 Critically Wounded in Camp Ashraf Face Death; U.S. & UN Must Intervene

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — At least 12 residents of Camp Ashraf, wounded, mostly suffering from severe gunshot and shrapnel injuries, during the Iraqi Army’s deadly and unprovoked April 8, 2011 attack on the unarmed residents, will die absent urgent specialized medical care. Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, is home to nearly 3,400 […]

Rights groups call on UN to protect Iranian exile camp

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE Human rights groups called Wednesday on the United Nations to protect an Iranian exiles’ camp in Iraq, after a deadly Iraqi army raid. “The UN has acknowledged the death of 34 people but no efficient measure of protection has been taken,” said Nils de Dardel, from the Swiss lobby group Committee of […]

Scenes of April 2011 Massacre by Iraqi Forces at Camp Ashraf

On April 8, 2011, Iraqi forces – backed by tanks, armored personnel carriers, and artillery – launched a massive assault on defenseless and unarmed Iranian dissidents residing in Camp Ashraf, killing 36 and wounding several hundreds of the residents. The April attack, described by the Chairman John Kerry of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as “massacre”, left […]

No Good Options for Iranian Dissidents in Iraq

PolicyWatch #1797 In an April 8 confrontation at Camp Ashraf, Iraq — home to some 3,400 members of the Iranian dissident organization Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) — Iraqi army forces killed at least thirty-four people, according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. The clash highlighted an ongoing problem: what to do about the […]

UN mission concerned about use of force in Iraq

United Nations Radio The UN mission in Iraq is in discussions with authorities there regarding the military operation at a camp housing Iranian exiles where at least 34 people died and dozens of others were injured. UNAMI has expressed concern about the events at the camp housing Iranians belonging to the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran […]

USCCAR Welcomes Sen. John Kerry’s Statement on Camp Ashraf, Calls for Formation of UN Security Council-led Probe of the Massacre

PRNewswire WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) welcomes the April 14 statement by Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, concerning the April 8 deadly assault by Iraqi forces against Camp Ashraf, which he appropriately characterized as a “massacre.” While USCCAR agrees with […]

Protect Iran’s Freedom Fighters in Camp Ashraf

TIME In the early hours of Friday, April 8, while Washington and the media focused on a possible government shutdown, the Iraqi army assaulted a camp of Iranian civilians, called Camp Ashraf, murdering at least 28 residents and wounding hundreds more. Though the Iraqi government has claimed that only three people were killed and describes […]