April 27, 2017

Iraqi agents continue hindering Camp Liberty Iranians free access to medical care

NCRI – The cruel medical blockade on Camp Liberty and hampering access of residents to medical services continues.

On 15 December 2014, while all coordination for transfer of five patients to hospital had been made, in the last minutes and for no reason, the Iraqi

agents prevented the patients’ departure and thus they missed all of their medical appointments.

On this same day and according to camp’s Iraqi physician, one of the female residents should have been swiftly transferred to hospital because of appendicitis, but on the orders of Major Ahmed Khozair, the intelligence forces delayed the transfer of this patient who was in agonizing pain for four hours upon the pretext of changing the interpreter forcing the interpreter to be changed three times.

Similarly, on December 16, upon orders of Ahmed Khozair, three patients were compelled to go to the hospital without any interpreter and they forced two other patients to change their interpreter three times. As a result the patients’ ambulance left the camp after a two hour delay causing them to miss most of their appointments, The physician of one patient had left the hospital, due to the absence of an interpreter and problem in understanding, instead of prescribing an x-ray of a patients’ foot, it was prescribed that the foot should be placed in plaster. Another patient was also forced to miss a long-sought appointment which was deferred for one week.

The Iranian Resistance calls on all international human rights and refugee rights bodies, the World Health Organization, and other pertinent United Nations organs to initiate an international campaign to end the anti-human siege that has so far cost 22 lives. And given the commitments of the U.S. government and the United Nations regarding the security and wellbeing of Camp Liberty residents, the Iranian Resistance calls for their immediate intervention to terminate this blockade and secure free access of residents to medical services.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
December 17, 2014