November 22, 2017

Archives for August 2012

Around 680 Ashraf residents are ready to move to Liberty

PARIS (NCRI) – Following the statement by the Spokesperson for US State Department on August 29, welcoming the arrival of the sixth convoy of Ashraf residents at Camp Liberty and reiterating to work towards resolution of humanitarian issues in this Camp and to support the safety and security of the residents, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the […]

Iran exiles say last convoy to move from Iraq camp

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE PARIS — An Iranian opposition organisation said that a final convoy of 680 of its members will leave Camp Ashraf on September 12 for the new Hurriya transit centre near Baghdad. “Around 680 Ashraf residents will be ready to move from Ashraf to Camp Liberty (Hurriya) on September 12 and they could […]

US hails efforts to relocate Camp Ashraf

REUTERS WASHINGTON – The United States late on Wednesday welcomed renewed efforts to relocate residents of a camp in Iraq that has housed members of an exiled Iranian opposition group for years. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland noted the “safe arrival” of the sixth convoy of about 400 residents of Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriya, […]

Iraq: UN envoy welcomes transfer of Iranian exiles to new refugee camp

UN NEWS CENTRE 29 August 2012 – The United Nations top envoy in Iraq today hailed the relocation of another group of 400 Iranian exiles from a camp outside of the capital, Baghdad, to a new location, prior to their eventual resettlement in third countries. “I welcome the residents’ decision to re-commence the relocation process […]

US welcomes resumed relocation of Camp Ashraf

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday welcomed renewed efforts to relocate residents of a camp in Iraq that for years has housed members of an Iranian opposition group. “The United States welcomes today’s safe arrival of the sixth convoy of approximately 400 Ashraf residents to Camp Hurriya, the first such convoy […]

U.S. urges Iraq to address concerns of Iranian dissidents

THE WASHINGTON TIMES The State Department on Wednesday urged Iraq to continue its efforts to address humanitarian concerns raised by Iranian dissidents at a camp near Baghdad. A group of about 400 Iranians, members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MeK), was transferred Wednesday from Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty, near the Iraqi capital’s international airport. The Iraqi […]

20 Wounded in latest Iraqi Attack on Camp Ashraf

StopFundamentalism.COM Stop Fundamentalism – In the latest attack on Camp Ashraf residents by Iraqi forces today, Monday August 27, twenty residents were wounded, says a statement released by the Secretariat of National Council of Resistance of Iran.  Six of the injured were taken to Iraqi hospitals for treatment, while others were attended to in the […]

USCCAR Condemns UN Cover-up in Iraq, Calls for Swift Investigation Following Revelations by Former Senior UN official

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) has learnt of shocking revelations made by Mr. Tahar Boumedra, chief of the Human Rights Office for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), regarding the outrageous cover-up by Ambassador Martin Kobler, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, […]

Ex-UN official’s allegations raise pressure on US to delist Iranian terror group

THE HILL (Global Affairs) The State Department is coming under renewed pressure to lift its designation of the Iraq-based People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) as a terrorist group after a former top human rights official accused the United Nations of lying about the group’s living conditions. Tahar Boumedra was in charge of monitoring the living […]

Former UN human rights chief in Baghdad Tahar Boumedra: Why I Quit the UN in Iraq

THE HILL (Global Affairs) For the past three and a half years I have served first as chief of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office and then as adviser to the Secretary General’s Special Representative for Iraq, monitoring, among other things, the human rights and the humanitarian situation of 3,400 […]