March 26, 2017

Maryam Rajavi: Relocation of Camp Liberty residents, a strategic setback for the clerical regime, calls for a new era of change and advancement

Large crowds of Iranians celebrated the successful conclusion of Camp Liberty residents' relocation from Iraq to Europe at the office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Auvers-sur-Oise on Saturday, September 10, 2016, in a ceremony in the presence of French, European and Arab dignitaries. The Iranian Resistance's President-elect Maryam Rajavi described the relocation as a strategic setback for the clerical regime, adding that the bells toll and call for change and for an era of progress and advancement. Maryam Rajavi added: In these 14 years, thanks to the endurance of the PMOI and its members in Ashraf and Camp Liberty, and relentless political and international … [Read more...]

Two turning point which could lead to Iran regime downfall, published an article covering two recent major events involving the only organized opposition movement, first the relocation of PMOI members from Iraq to Europe, second the revelation regarding massacre of more than 30 thousand political prisoners in the summer of 1988. Following is the full article. On Friday, 9 September, the remaining Camp Liberty residents were relocated from Iraq to Europe. 13 years of heartbreak and painstaking work in defence of the security and rights of members and supporters of the Poeple’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) resulted in their release. The PMOI were originally in Camp Ashraf and later moved to Camp Liberty in Iraq. Over the … [Read more...]

As understanding of the Iranian resistance grows, support should follow

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL - This summer marked the 28th anniversary of an extraordinary massacre of political prisoners in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In the span of a few months in 1988, upwards of 30,000 people were put to death as a result of minutes-long trials that were little more than loyalty tests for the regime. The vast majority of those victims were members and supporters of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), and recently revealed information has helped to confirm that the massacre was primarily motivated by a longstanding desire to snuff out the opposition of the MEK to the increasingly repressive theocracy. Predictably, then, the 1988 massacre … [Read more...]

MEK resettlement from Iraq marks another blow for the Iranian regime

The four-and-a-half-year-long process of relocating members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) to countries of safety was successfully completed on September 9, 2016 when the last 280 Camp Liberty residents left Iraq for Albania. The achievement is not without cost, however. The residents left Iraq dispossessed of both personal and collective property, and have had to met the costs of resettlement themselves. The Iranian regime had devoted huge resources to achieving the MEK's surrender, arrest or annihilation so the resettlement of residents of Liberty to European countries is a huge victory for the group and its supporters. Already under domestic and … [Read more...]

Statement by Senator John McCain on Successful Relocation of Iranian dissidents from Camp Liberty

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the successful relocation of all Iranian dissidents residing in Camp Liberty, Iraq to Albania: “In 2003, the United States made a commitment to protect thousands of members of the Iranian dissident organization, the Mujadedin-e Khalq (MEK), who agreed to surrender their weapons and came under our protection as a result. Today marks the culmination of that commitment with the safe and successful relocation of all Iranian dissidents residing in Camp Liberty, Iraq to Albania. This is a welcome and long overdue development. “I extend my deepest thanks to the Government of Albania for its … [Read more...]

A big victory for the Iranian opposition PMOI as the last remaining members in Camp Liberty, leave Iraq for Albania

NCRI - Today 9 September 2016 Struan Stevenson former member of the European Parliament and President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) issued a statement on successful completion of the resettlement of Camp Liberty residents from Iraq to Europe and failure of the plan to arrest PMOI officials and to launch missile attacks against Camp Liberty following is the full text: This afternoon the main Iranian opposition PMOI, moved their remaining members who were previously trapped in Camp Liberty near Baghdad airport. This successful huge transfer took place while the Iranian regime planned to either eliminate or rip apart its main enemy while they were still in Iraq. This … [Read more...]

Iran opposition group completes relocation from Iraq camp

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE - The relocation to third countries of Iranian dissidents who had been living in a camps in Iraq, some of them for decades, was completed on Friday, residents and the UN said. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), supported by many of Camp Liberty's former residents, announced in a statement that the last 280 people had left to Albania. "This final round of departures marks the successful conclusion to the process of relocating members of the People's Mujahedeen Organisation of Iran (PMOI) outside of Iraq," it said. The exiled NCRI is the political wing of the PMOI, which virulently opposes the clerical regime in Iran and thousands of whose members … [Read more...]

State Department on Successful Completion of Relocation of MEK Members from Iraq to Europe

State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau: Today, two aircraft chartered by UNHCR carried the last members of the MEK out of Iraq to safe haven in Albania. The rescue of more than 3,000 MEK members is the culmination of a major diplomatic initiative by the United States in support of UNHCR’s efforts to relocate them. We are grateful to the Government of Iraq for facilitating the departure of the MEK, and we are especially appreciative of the extraordinary efforts of the Albanian Government and the Albanian Prime Minister Rama to welcome these people who are in need of international protection. These actions, we believe, are in the best traditions of the generosity and tolerance of the … [Read more...]

Successful Completion of the Resettlement of Camp Liberty residents from Iraq to Europe

Failure of the plan to arrest PMOI officials and to launch missile attacks against Camp Liberty Simultaneous with growing calls seeking justice for 30,000 massacred political prisoners, the victorious transfer of PMOI members opens a new chapter for the Iranian people and Resistance NCRI - This afternoon, September 9, 2016, the final group of Camp Liberty residents (more than 280) departed Baghdad, Iraq, for Albania. This final round of departures marks the successful conclusion to the process of relocating members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) outside of Iraq despite the Iranian regime’s conspiracies, obstruction and threats, which continued until the very … [Read more...]

UNHCR publishes update on situation of Camp Liberty residents

NCRI - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued an update on the situation of Camp Liberty residents. The following is the full text of the UN Refugee Agency’s statement: Source: Update N° 14 Update on the implementation of solutions for residents of Hurriya Temporary Transit Location (TTL) • The relocation of residents of the Hurriya Temporary Transit Location (TTL) out of Iraq continues to maintain momentum, with more than 1700 residents having now been relocated to a situation of safety in third countries. This represents a significant milestone: more than half of the residents registered by UNHCR have now been … [Read more...]