International Committee in Search of Justice condemns vicious Camp Liberty rocket attack

The International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ) has voiced their condemnation of the rocket attack that happened at Camp Liberty near Baghdad on Monday 4th July (20.30 local time). The attack coincided with the breaking the fast in the month of Ramadan. Around 50 rockets hit the camp and the surrounding area, causing widescale damage to much of the residential area infrastructures.

It has been reported that over 50 residents were injured during the large-scale terrorist attack. The ISJ said: “This was the latest in the series of deadly rocket attacks that have targeted Camp Liberty since the transfer of the defenseless Iranian opposition members from Ashraf four years ago.  The UN, EU and US had requested this transfer and  are thus responsible for their security, especially the United States which gave written guarantees to each individual member of this camp, members of the main Iranian opposition PMOI,  that they would be protected until the last individual is transferred to safe countries.”

They pointed out that the camp is situated in a high-security zone near Baghdad airport, saying that those who are responsible for the attacks “are fully supported by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and its terrorist Quds force that is de facto controlling Iraqi security forces and the Shiite militias”, as no one is ever stopped, caught or punished for their crimes.

The statement said that the attack which was intended so that a maximum number of lives could be taken comes only days before the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI) major gathering in Paris, showing that the Iranian regime is “extremely desperate and worried about the growing support for the democratic opposition”. They say this is “an unintentional acknowledgment of the strength and efficiency of the only organized and most powerful alternative to the ruling theocracy”.

On 9th July the Iranian opposition’s rally in Paris is expected to see over 100,000 Iranians from all over the world in attendance, as well as hundreds of politicians, parliamentarians, and members of the Congress from the United States, Europe and the Middle East. They will voice their support for the people in Iran, reassuring them that they are not alone in their struggle for freedom, democracy and human rights.

The statement ended with a call for assistance: “We call on United States, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the European External Action Service to live up to their responsibility and force Iraq to end the current inhuman medical, food and fuel blockade that has been imposed on the residents for the past nine days, and to guarantee the safety and security of all Camp Liberty residents until their departure to safe countries.”