December 18, 2017

4th Anniversary of April 8 Massacre of Iranian Opposition PMOI (MEK) in Camp Ashraf, Iraq

NCRI – Today is the 4th anniversary of April 8 massacre of Iranian opposition activists in Camp Ashraf by Iraqi Army under the direct order of then Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the behest of the Iranian regime.

Eight women were either shot at close range or crushed to death under the wheels of armoured vehicles when Iraqi forces stormed Camp Ashraf, near Baghdad, on 8 April 2011.

The massive firings using armored vehicles’ heavy machine guns and snipers continued for six hours in various parts of Camp Ashraf. In short period, a number of residents were killed.

In all, 36 people were massacred on that day: all of them belonged the main Iranian opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the arch enemies of the mullahs who today govern Tehran.

Hundreds of unarmed defenseless Camp Ashraf residents were also severely wounded.

Then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the Iraqi attack said there must be a full, independent and transparent inquiry, and any person found responsible for use of excessive force should be prosecuted.

Despite many calls for investigation no action has been taken and many of those involved in the massacre continue to suppress Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty.