Sunday, 1 September 2013

Iran, Iraq: Ashraf Refugee camp massacre, Nori Al-Maliki responsible fo crimes against humanity

52 members of an Iranian dissident group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI, MEK have been killed in an early morning attack at their camp north of Baghdad on Sunday.

Iraqi security forces raided the camp Ashraf with intention to kill all 100 residents. No mercy on ther wounded refugees. They were killed in clinic while receiving treatment.

The attack, started unexpectedly at 5 a.m. local time (10 p.m. EDT Saturday) and carried on until late in the afternoon, Iraqi security forces tied the Iranian dissidents’ hands behind their backs and shot them in the head, a resident of Camp Ashraf who witnessed the attack said in a phone interview. He requested anonymity out of concern for his safety.

U.S. Department of State published a statement condemning the attack on Camp Ashraf today.
"We are deeply concerned about these reports and are in regular contact with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), as well as Government of Iraq officials. We support UNAMI's efforts to conduct its own assessment of the situation and call on the Government of Iraq to fully support those efforts," the statement said.

Camp Ashraf was once home to more than 3,400 MEK members, but most were deceitfully moved to a Camp Liberty, a former US military base on the outskirts of Baghdad last year while the UN promised to resettle them to safe countries.

The Camp Liberty has since been targeted by militants in rocket attacks that have killed 10 people and injured many more. There has been very little progress to relocate them to other countries.

The UN Human Rights chief resigned in protest to Martin Kobler, UN Secretary General Special Representative’s misrepresentation and lies to force defenseless refugees to leave their homes in Ashraf.  

The Ashraf residents last week reported Iraqi authorities of deliberately cutting off water and electricity to Camp setting the stage for this attack.

Photos and videos reveal the wounded Iranian refugees were killed in Camp Ashraf clinic while receiving treatment. Majority of those killed have been shot in the head. Click here

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