November 22, 2017

A mother’s fight for freedom in Iran

NCRI – Dr. Masumeh Bolurchi vividly remembers that bitter day 24 months ago. She was up early preparing for another day in Paris to mobilize the Iranian expatriate community to rally behind the organized opposition for democratic change when at 6.00am the phone rang and she heard the words that no mother should ever have to […]

Memory of the heroes of Camp Ashraf

By Col. Wesley Martin Two years ago, across thousands of miles, goodbyes had to be said to fifty-two very special friends. Having worked with the residents of Camp Ashraf [members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK)] while serving both as senior operations officer for Task Force 134 (Detention Operations) and later […]

2nd anniversary of massacre of PMOI members in Camp Ashraf

NCRI – Tuesday marks the second anniversary of the Camp Ashraf massacre. Fifty two unarmed and defenseless Iranian dissidents, all members of Iran’s main opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK), were slaughtered and another group of seven, including six women, were abducted by Iraqi forces at the behest of the […]

America’s broken Middle East promise

THE DETROIT NEWS By Mohammad Mohaddes Presently, hundreds of other Camp Liberty residents, including myself, are on a hunger strike, demanding the immediate release of the seven Camp Ashraf hostages in the Iraqi government’s custody, as well as the deployment of a UN Blue Helmet contingent for the protection of the 3,000 residents of Camp […]

Senators Send Letter to President Obama on Iraq as PM Maliki Visits DC

PRESS RELEASE FROM SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN Washington, DC – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Carl Levin (D-MI), James Inhofe (R-OK), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Bob Corker (R-TN), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today sent the following letter to President Obama about Iraq as Prime Minister Maliki visits Washington. The text of the letter is below. October 29, […]

Confront al-Maliki with the massacre of Iranian dissidents

THE HILL By Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, Iraqi gunmen raided a camp in the hinterlands of Iraq where 100 members of an Iranian opposition group lived. Unarmed civilians were running around trying to not get shot while their assailants systematically gunned them down. The attackers were not […]

America abandons its responsibility for Iranian dissidents in Iraq

THE BALTIMORE SUN More than 50 people the U.S. swore to protect were slaughtered last month, almost certainly by Iraqi forces we trained By Thomas Cantwell In 2003, I served as a senior military officer at Camp Ashraf, Iraq. In keeping with my responsibility as an oath-bound Army officer and under the Geneva Convention, I […]

Iraqi government and Iranian hostages

THE HILL Unspeakable torture and a high possibility of impending death awaits seven Iranian dissidents who are currently being held illegally by Iraqi forces. And it seems the international community is simply watching and waiting until this becomes a reality. The incarcerated dissidents were residents of Camp Ashraf, a once barren piece of land, which […]

Use al-Maliki visit to send Iran a clear message

THE HILL By Ivan Sacha Sheehan Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Nov. 1 visit to Washington will say as much about the United States’ Iran policy as it does about future relations with Baghdad. Analysts will be watching closely to see if President Obama leverages his influence over the leader that many are calling a […]

Over 150 Euro MPs call for the release of 7 Iranian hostages abducted by Iraqi Forces

Press release, Strasbourg-Thursday 24 October: Today, MEPs from all political groups in the European Parliament urged the leadership of the EU and the member states to force the Iraqi government to release the 7 hostages, including 6 women, who were abducted by Iraqi government forces on 1 September during the massacre in camp Ashraf. On […]