Stop Fundamentalism – Following the February 9 rocket attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq were 3000 Iranian dissidents and refugees who are members of the Iranian resistance movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees once again in a statement today expressed deep concern about the safety and security of the residents. The UNHCR considers the residents to be asylum seekers and for that reason being “people of concern” who should receive international protection.
“UNHCR renews its deep concern about the safety and security of the residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq in light of threats, made this week, by the group claiming responsibility for the 9 February mortar attack that killed seven people and wounded dozens. UNHCR reaffirms that this population is entitled to international protection according to international law.”
“UNHCR strongly calls on all countries to redouble their efforts to find humanitarian solutions for this population outside Iraq and urges the Iraqi Government to do everything possible in the meantime to guarantee a safe and secure environment for this population.”