The United Nations must conduct a full investigation into the massacre of 52 people at Camp Ashraf on September 1, and bring the killers to justice, three human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in consultative status with the United Nations have demanded.
In a joint statement, the Danielle Mitterand Foundation and International Educational Development and MRAP told the UN Human Rights Council session: “On September 1, 2013, a group of 101 asylum-seekers, recognized as protected person under the IVth Geneva Convention, were attacked in Camp Ashraf, while the Camp was surrounded by the security forces of the Iraqi Government. 52 asylum-seekers were killed and 7, six of them women, were abducted.” Continue reading
OSLO, February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – In two days of conferences in Oslo, Norway, members of the Iranian Diaspora from all the Nordic countries and international dignitaries discussed subjects of interest to them and the world community: Iran’s nuclear ambitions, President Hassan Rouhani’s human rights record, Iran’s meddling in Syria, the status of Iranian refugees in Iraq. Continue reading
Conference of the Friends of a Free Iran (FOFI) groups in Nordic countries at the Nobel Institute in Oslo
Call for a firm stance and binding decisions against violation of human rights in Iran and urgent action to ensure the safety and security of the residents of Liberty and necessary arrangements to transfer them to Europe and the U.S.
On Monday February 24, in a conference titled “Iran-Human Rights-Western Policy, Urgent Action for Residents of Camp Liberty”, participants called for a firm stance and binding decisions against systematic and flagrant violation of human rights in Iran and urgent action to ensure the safety and security of the residents of Liberty. Continue reading
By A. Pakatchi
The second round of talks between Iran and P5+1 has just ended and another series of talks is planned for March. One issue of concern is Iran’s economy and whether sanctions relief can heal the deep wounds of the Iranian regime.
The Iranian regime is now faced with many internal crises, of which one of the most important is the economic crisis. Precisely speaking, Iran’s uncontainable economy can be described as collapsed, paralyzed and bankrupt. Some critics of inside the Iranian regime describe their own economy as being on a free-fall. The serious question that comes up now, is if there is any way out and if Iran can survive this crisis. Continue reading
Camp Liberty sewage crisis
Urgent call for immediate action by UN and US.
Since two weeks ago, Iraqi forces are preventing food and medicine purchased by the residents from entering the camp. The loaded perishables will soon rot.
Prevention of entry of supply trucks is for tightening the siege on the residents and imposing more pressure on them.
Also, the Iraqi forces are not allowing Iraqi contracted septic tankers to enter the camp. Yesterday, at least 5 black water tanks inside the camp overflowed, and many other tanks, as a result of being worn out, do not have the capacity to endure such amount of black water and are about to erupt. Hence, the camp is facing a hygienic crisis and the outbreak of epidemic infectious diseases, while the residents are under a strict medical siege by the Iraqi government. Continue reading
Iraq denies food and medicine to Camp Liberty residents, and prevents discharge of camp’s sewage
While massacre in Camp Ashraf and 4 missiles attack to Camp Liberty were not enough to annihilate Iranian dissidents in Iraq, government of Iraq has heightened the inhumane siege on Camp Liberty, home to 3000 Iranian refugees near Baghdad airport. Upon orders of the Iraqi Prime Ministry, since 12 days ago, An Iraqi intelligence officer, Major Ahmed Khozair is preventing foodstuff and medicine from entering the camp. Therefore, the reserves of many essential food items and necessary medicines for the residents are approaching depletion and residents are facing serious problems. Continue reading
By Abdollah Pakatchi
February 8th, the anniversary of Iranian people’s revolution which toppled the shah has just passed. This event that was aimed to create a brighter society for the Iranian people, was, in fact, hijacked by the Mullahs.
In recent years, the government celebrations have almost been boycotted by the Iranian people. Even scenes of the gathering shown on state TVs reflect the regime’s “bankruptcy”. More than three decades rule of mullahs on Iran has brought nothing for its people, but executions, economic recession and government’s suppression. The regime has named the celebrations as ten days of “Fajr’ – meaning victory- but the people call it ten days of “zajr” which is equivalent to the English word torment. Continue reading