March 29, 2017

Iranian dissidents say Baghdad camp shelled, more than 40 injured

BAGHDAD, July 4 (Reuters) - A camp for Iranian dissidents near Baghdad's international airport was shelled on Monday, wounding more than 40 residents, the opposition People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI) said. "According to reports from Camp Liberty, as of midnight tonight, more than 40 residents were wounded or injured in the missile attack on the camp," Shahin Gobadi, a Paris-based PMOI spokesman, said in a statement. The bombardment caused major destruction in the camp, including fires and deep craters, Gobadi added. Another PMOI spokesman, Shahriar Kia, said earlier that the group suspected "Iraqi groups affiliated with the Iranian" government were responsible for the … [Read more...]

Missile attack on Camp Liberty caused major destruction, major fire

Missile attack on Camp Liberty – No. 4 Monday night’s missile attack on Camp Liberty caused major destruction and fire within the camp. Parts of the residents’ property and trailers were destroyed. The picture of the crater caused by one of the missiles is attached. More than 50 missiles were fired at Camp Liberty in this criminal attack by the militias affiliated with the terrorist IRGC Quds Force. A number of them fell outside the perimeter of the camp. The attack came while Iraqi forces have blocked the entry of fuel, food and medicine into the camp in the past eight days. The inhumane siege is continuing. Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran July 4, … [Read more...]

Delivery of fuel, food stuff and medicine to Camp Liberty prevented

For the fourth successive day, the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Camp Liberty residents has prevented entry of tankers carrying fuel and oil for generators, and trucks carrying food stuffs, hygiene products and medicine to Camp Liberty. They have sent back the tankers and trucks after stopping them for some time. This inhumane measure which has started since June 27th, will rapidly create a crisis in the Camp. A familiar excuse for such inhuman actions is the alleged failure of the company providing logistics to the camp to update its vehicles' documents. This is while based on a previously agreed arrangement, the same company has been providing the needs of Camp Liberty … [Read more...]

Obama signs budget law requiring protection of Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty

President Obama on has signed the annual U.S. defense policy bill that includes a seven points amendment on the security and protection of members of Iranian opposition, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Liberty, Iraq. The bill approved by the United States House of Representatives and Senate, which has been signed to a law by President Barack Obama on 25 November 2015 states: The United States should— (1) take prompt and appropriate steps in accordance with international agreements to promote the physical security and protection of residents of Camp Liberty, Iraq; (2) urge the Government of Iraq to uphold its commitments to the United States to ensure … [Read more...]

NEW YORK POST: Washington’s deadly betrayal of Iranian rebels

New York Post By Linda Chavez The deaths of Middle Eastern refugees are becoming so commonplace they rarely make it on to the front pages in the United States. However, the deaths of 23 refugees in a rocket attack in Iraq on Oct. 29 should have been the exception. The US has pledged to protect these refugees, yet has repeatedly failed to do so. The incident is one more example of the Obama administration’s feckless foreign policy, especially when dealing with Iran. The attack took place at Camp Liberty, a former US military camp outside Baghdad that is home to more than 2,000 Iranian refugees who are members of the main opposition group to the mullahs who rule Iran. Some 80 … [Read more...]

CAMP LIBERTY: For 8 consecutive days Iraqi forces bar entry of food, fuel and medicine

For 8 consecutive days Iraqi forces bar food, fuel, medicine into Camp Liberty and stop discharge of sewage Today, November 6, for the eighth consecutive day, Iraqi forces prevented food, fuel and residents’ other basic necessities from getting into Camp Liberty. Since all the camp’s infrastructures and vital systems work with electricity and Camp Liberty’s electricity is solely provided by camp’s electric generators, obstructing entry of fuel affects all camp affairs, including its heating and cooling systems, cooking, etc. These antihuman measures following the missile barrage on Camp Liberty on October 29 are carried out under the supervision of Faleh Fayyad, Iraq's national … [Read more...]

Lawmakers demand urgent U.S. action to protect Camp Liberty residents

U.S. Republican lawmakers say efforts to relocate a group of Iranian dissidents living in Iraq must be expedited and that the Obama administration has been too passive in the wake of a missile barrage last week that killed dozens of refugees, the Washington Examiner reported on Friday. At a commemoration on Capitol Hill Thursday, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, accused the State Department of "twiddling its thumbs" in its protection of Camp Liberty and called for the resignation of the official in the Iraqi government charged with protecting the encampment, according to the Washington Examiner.  "His job is to protect the residents and he cannot do that or he won't do it, he needs to go," … [Read more...]

Senator Charles Schumer strongly condemns rocket attack on Camp Liberty

 NCRI - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer on Friday strongly condemned the October 29 terrorist rocket attack on members of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Liberty, Iraq, which left at least 24 residents killed and dozens more injured. A statement from the office of the Democratic Senator from New York said: Newsroom Press Releases 11.06.15 SCHUMER STATEMENT ON ATTACK AT CAMP HURRIYA “I strongly condemn the recent rocket attack on refugees at Camp Hurriya in Iraq. The perpetrators that committed this disturbing, cowardly and barbarous attack must be swiftly brought to justice. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims -- and with … [Read more...]

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen urges Kerry to act on Camp Liberty

NCRI - U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, has written to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging protection for thousands of members of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Liberty, Iraq. The camp came under a terrorist rocket attack on October 29 by agents of the Iranian regime which left at least 24 residents killed and dozens more injured. Text of letter by Rep. Ros-Lehtinen to Secretary of State Kerry:   November 5, 2015 The Honorable John Kerry Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear … [Read more...]

PMOI member Fatemeh Abbasi loses life in Camp Liberty

NCRI – Ms. Fatemeh Abbasi, an elderly mother in Camp Liberty, Iraq, who was a member of the Iranian Resistance for the past 34 years, on Tuesday lost her life in the camp's clinic. Ms. Abbasi, 77, had been suffering from cancer and was not approved by doctors with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to be transferred to Albania for treatment. The October 29 terrorist rocket attack on Camp Liberty by agents of the Iranian regime caused her great physical distress and shock. She eventually passed away at 19.45 local time on Tuesday. Ms. Abbasi, known among the members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, or MEK) in Camp Liberty as Mother Fatemeh Abbasi, … [Read more...]