November 17, 2017

Amnesty: Iraq must investigate deadly Camp Liberty rocket attack

Amnesty International Iraq: Investigate deadly Camp Liberty rocket attack 30 October 2015, 14:20 UTC A rocket attack on a camp of Iranian exiles in Iraq is a despicable and callous crime, Amnesty International said as it called for an immediate investigation, urgent protection and assistance for the camp’s residents. Camp Liberty, in north-east Baghdad, was […]

AI Urgent Action: Iraq: Seven Iranians abducted from Camp Ashraf

URGENT ACTION Seven Iranians abducted from Camp Ashraf Seven Iranian exiles, members of the People’s Mojahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI), were abducted from Camp Ashraf, northeast of Baghdad, on 1 September by armed men who had attacked the Camp and killed 52 residents. Unconfirmed reports have suggested that they are in the custody of the […]

Rights groups want probe of attack on Iranian dissidents

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL PARIS, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A coalition of human rights groups called on the U.N. mission in Iraq to examine the circumstances surrounding a military attack on an Iranian dissident camp. The Iraqi government agreed to help facilitate the relocation of Iranian dissidents from their Camp Ashraf enclave in Diyala province. More […]

Church leaders condemn Camp Ashraf violence

CHRISTIAN TODAY The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales and the Archbishop of Wales have condemned the reported killing of 52 Iranian dissidents at a camp in Iraq on Sunday. Camp Ashraf once housed more than 3,000 members of the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), but the BBC reports that the number there […]

UK church leaders voice concern after killings in Iraqi refugee camp

INDEPENDENT CATHOLIC NEWS There has been widespread condemnation by church leaders and aid organisations after more than 52 Iranian refugees were killed on Sunday at Camp Ashraf in Iraq. The Mujahideen-e Khalq group accuse the Iraqi army of attacking the camp, but officials deny that any soldiers had gone there. The UN mission in Iraq has […]

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Impartial investigation of Camp Ashraf deaths crucial

Amnesty International urges the Iraqi authorities to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into violence at Camp Ashraf that reportedly left at least 47 dead on 1 September. “On previous occasions the Iraqi authorities have failed to conduct effective investigations into attacks on camps housing Iranian exiles. This has meant that no one has been […]

Iraq must urgently investigate attack against Iranian exile camp

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL – PRESS RELEASE Authorities in Iraq must urgently investigate the attack against a camp of Iranian exiles that left several people dead and injured and ensure all those wounded receive appropriate medical care, said Amnesty International today. The investigation should also look into the conduct of Iraqi security forces in the lead up and […]

Amnesty International: Residents of ‘Camp Shraf’ in Iraq at risk

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Between 400 and 800 Iranian nationals living in a camp in Iraq could be transferred to a new location at the end of this year. Their security could be at risk while they are being moved. Amnesty International is calling on the Iraqi authorities to ensure the ir protection . Camp New Iraq, […]

Amnesty International urges the Iraqi government to extend deadline for Camp New Iraq residents

Amnesty International is concerned that some 3,250 Iranian long term residents of Iraq who reside at Camp New Iraq, 60 kilometres north of Baghdad, are at serious risk of severe human rights violations if the Iraqi government goes ahead with its plans to force the closure of the camp by the end of December 2011. […]

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 […]