December 18, 2017

UNHCR statement on today’s attack on vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, including Camp Liberty, in Iraq

29 October 2015 UNHCR strongly condemns today’s rocket attacks in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, which have also hit adjacent Camp Hurriyet (Camp Liberty), reportedly causing injuries to dozens of people of concern and some 20 deaths. Camp Liberty is home to around 2,200 people of concern to the Office. The authorities have evacuated […]

Scenes of Iraqi Forces Bloody Attack on Civilian Ashraf Residents

On July 28, 2009, the Iraqi forces, directed by Nuri al-Maliki working at the behest of Iran tyrant rulers, launched a bloody assault on unarmed and defenseless residents of Camp Ashraf. The attack left 11 residents dead, hundreds wounded and 36 abducted. The American forces at the scene refrained from intervening and prevent the assault. […]

Iraq: The unthinkable happened on July 28th

 THE HUFFINGTON POST This eyewitness account by a victim of Iraqi brutality against defenseless Iranian dissidents in Iraq is must reading — on both humanitarian and national interest grounds.   Ashraf, Iraq – On October 7, as the sun came up and I sat in my little prison cell in a suburb of Baghdad, I […]

Iraq frees 36 Iranian dissidents taken in deadly raid

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE BAGHDAD — Iraqi authorities have released 36 Iranian dissidents who had been imprisoned for months, were on hunger strike for weeks and also lately refused water, a spokesman for the prisoners said on Wednesday. The members of the People’s Mujahedeen, an exiled opposition group, were seized during a raid on Camp Ashraf, […]

Iranian opposition detainees freed in Iraq

ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD – A group of 36 Iranian opposition members were returned Wednesday to an exile camp in northern Iraq after nearly three months in Iraqi custody and despite an ongoing effort to expel them, a government spokesman said. The men were returned to Camp Ashraf, where nearly 3,500 members of the People’s Mujahedeen […]

Iraq frees 36 Iranian opposition members

 DPA Baghdad – Iraqi authorities on Wednesday freed 36 members of an Iranian opposition group detained during July clashes between Iraqi security forces and members of the group. The detainees were taken into custody during clashes between members of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI) and Iraqi security forces entering the group’s base at Camp […]

Iranian dissidents abused

Miami Herald – McClatchy News Service Despite a judge’s order to free 36 Iranian dissidents, Iraqi security officials forcibly transferred them to a prison in southern Iraq. BAGHDAD — Iraqi security officials beat and forcibly transferred 36 members of an Iranian dissident group to a remote southern prison despite an Iraqi judge’s orders to free […]

Protect Iranian dissidents in Iraq: Council of Europe deputies

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE STRASBOURG, September 30, 2009 (AFP) – Council of Europe parliament members on Wednesday called on the United Nations and the United States to guarantee the safety of Iranian dissidents at a camp in Iraq following clashes in July. Iraqi forces launched a deadly raid on Camp Ashraf, in Diyala province near the […]

Iranian dissidents held in prison despite Iraqi court ruling

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE KHALES, September 29, 2009 (AFP) – Iraqi authorities have refused to allow 36 Iranian dissidents seized in a July raid to return to their base despite a court ruling they must be released, a judicial official said on Tuesday. The members of the People’s Mujahedeen, an exiled opposition group, were arrested by […]

Rowan Williams: protect Camp Ashraf residents

ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The Archbishop of Canterbury said Sunday that the U.S. and Iraq must protect the residents of Camp Ashraf from violence and abuse.The situation in Camp Ashraf “constitutes a humanitarian and human rights issue of real magnitude and urgency,” Archbishop Rowan Williams said in a statement on his Web site. “There is […]