March 29, 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 struck by a barrage of rockets last night, which killed at least 23 people, including one woman, and injured dozens. An Iraqi Shi’a militia, the al-Mukhtar Army, claimed responsibility for the attack and warned that the attack may be repeated. The camp is home to around 2,250 unarmed Iranian exiles, mostly members and … [Read more...]

UN strongly condemns attack on Iranian exiles camp in Iraq

30 October 2015 – The United Nations has strongly condemned the attack that occurred Thursday evening on a camp located near Baghdad International Airport that houses over 2,100 Iranian exiles and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. The attack on Camp Hurriya (Camp Liberty) left at least 26 residents dead and many more wounded, and also reportedly caused casualties among the Iraqi Security Forces in the vicinity of the camp, according to a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Secretary-General. “The Secretary-General calls on the Government of Iraq to promptly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. There can be no impunity for such … [Read more...]

UN’s Ban Ki-moon condemns Camp Liberty massacre

United Nations  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon STATEMENT Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attack on Camp Hurriya in Baghdad New York, 30 October 2015 The Secretary-General condemns the attack yesterday on Camp Hurriya, near the Baghdad International Airport, which left at least 26 residents dead and many more wounded. The attack reportedly also caused casualties among the Iraqi Security Forces in the vicinity of the Camp. The Secretary-General calls on the Government of Iraq to promptly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. There can be no impunity for such attacks. He reminds the Government of Iraq of its … [Read more...]

UNMAI Press Statement on Camp Liberty Attack

Baghdad, 30 October 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) strongly condemns the attack on Camp Hurriya (Camp Liberty) which occurred on the evening of 29 October, resulting in numerous deaths and injuries. The camp, in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, currently houses over 2100 Iranian exiles. UNAMI urges the Government of Iraq to do its utmost to abide by its commitments in providing adequate security for the residents of the camp and to launch an independent investigation into the killings that would bring the perpetrators to justice. UNAMI offers its condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes those injured a speedy … [Read more...]

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 the injured to Baghdad hospitals. The full extent of the casualties and damage to the camp is still being ascertained. "This is a most deplorable act, and I am greatly concerned at the harm that has been inflicted on those living at Camp Liberty," said High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. "Every effort must continue to be made … [Read more...]