October 24, 2017

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 […]

UNAMI worried over Camp Ashraf incidents

Aswat al-Iraq (Voices of Iraq) BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq has expressed concern over the recent incidents that took place in northeast Iraq’s Camp Ashraf that hosts the Iranian opposition group Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) refugees. “UNAMI has been on continuous contact with the Iraqi authorities regarding the incidents in Camp […]

UNAMI expresses concern over events at Camp Ashraf

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq – Press Release Baghdad, 16 April 2011 –The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has been in close contact with the Iraqi Authorities with regard to the events of 7-8 April in Camp Ashraf, Iraq. Following a monitoring visit to the camp on Wednesday, 13 April, UNAMI met with […]

Iraq: UN mission voices deep concern at recent camp deaths

UN News Centre 16 April 2011 – The United Nations mission in Iraq today voiced its deep concern at the recent events that led to the deaths of 34 people at a camp housing Iranian exiles, noting that it has repeatedly urged the Government to refrain from the use of force. The Iraqi military operation […]

Massacre proves the dangers of Iran’s influence in Iraq

THE BOSTON GLOBE (Editorial) AS THE United States prepares to withdraw most, if not all, of its troops fromIraq by year’s end, Iran’s pervasive influence in that country becomes an ever more worrisome concern. And now a deadly assault by Iraqi security forces on an Iranian opposition group living inside Iraq — an attack that […]

UN official urges probe into Iraq camp deaths

Associated Press GENEVA – The U.N.’s human rights chief called Friday for an independent probe into the deaths of at least 34 people during last week’s Iraqi military raid on a camp housing Iranian exiles, some of whom she said appeared to have been crushed to death. The April 8 operation against the People’s Mujahedeen […]

Pillay condemns Iraqi operation that led to 34 deaths, calls for inquiry

Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights GENEVA – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday condemned a lethal Iraqi military operation in a camp housing an Iranian exile group that left at least 34 people dead and dozens injured, said there must be an independent inquiry, and called on governments […]

UN rights chief urges probe of deaths at Iraqi camp

REUTERS UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. human rights chief on Friday called for an independent investigation into the deaths of 34 people at an Iranian dissident camp in Iraq after Iraqi security forces moved against it last week. “It now seems certain that at least 34 people were killed in Camp Ashraf, including seven […]

UN rights chief seeks Iran exile camp probe

Agence France Press GENEVA — United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Friday called for an independent inquiry into the Iraqi military’s raid at an Iranian exiles’ camp which left at least 34 people dead. “The Iraqi military were well aware of the risks attached to launching an operation like this in Ashraf,” Pillay […]

Denouncing Iraqi operation, UN rights chief calls for inquiry into camp deaths

UN News Centre 15 April 2011 – The United Nations human rights chief today condemned a recent Iraqi military operation in a camp north of Baghdad that left 34 people dead and dozens injured, and called for an independent inquiry into the incident. Navi Pillay, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said full details of […]