Relocating Ashraf

David Matas 26 August 2011

David Matas

David Matas
United States Ambassador Lawrence E. Butler wanted the 3,400 residents of Camp Ashraf to move to another location in Iraq away from the Iranian border.  The residents of the Camp, as long as they are in Iraq, want to stay where they are.  What difference does it make where in Iraq the residents of the Camp live?

The Americans claim they are pushing relocation to save the residents of the Camp from slaughter at the hands of the Iraqi army. The Iraqi army has already attacked the Camp twice, once in July 2009 killing 11 and wounding hundreds, and a second time in April 2011 killing 36 and again wounding hundreds. The army has set up loudspeakers around the Camp, in the hundreds, on poles, blaring in Farsi threats of death 24/7.

Iraq Authorities called to Spanish Court for Iranian Killing

Amar Mahdi 19 July 2011

Amar Mahdi :

Three Iraqi military personnel were called in to appear before the Spanish National Court on 3 October in connection with the 8 April massacre at Camp Ashraf in the north east of Iraq in which 36 residents were killed.  According to the writ, al-Maliki will be also be summoned automatically as soon as he steps down as prime minister and his judicial immunity is removed.

The Central Investigation Court Number Four of the Spanish National Court on July 11 ruled it would investigate the complaint against those responsible for the massacre that also left 350 wounded. 

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, said: “Al-Maliki must now put an end to the siege on Ashraf and all suppressive measures against Ashraf must stop.

“According to court ruling and based on the Fourth Geneva Convention, the US is obliged to stop torture and violence and must immediately take back the protection of Ashraf residents from the Iraqi government and the assailant forces in order to prevent another massacre," said Rajavi.

Spanish Court Summons Perpetrators of Massacre at Camp Ashraf

14 July 2011

US forces in Camp Ashraf examining the bodies of killed residentsStop Fundamentalism, 14 July, 2011 - The Spanish National Central Investigation Court issued a writ against Nuri al-Maliki and summoned three Iraqi individuals involved in the massacre of residents of Camp Ashraf on April 8, says the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in a press release on July 14.

The Spanish National Court in its July 11, 2011 ruling accepted to investigate a complaint from residents of Camp Ashraf in Iraq who were subject of a raid by Iraq’s military forces on April 8, 2011. The court summoned General Ali Geidan, who commands Iraq’s ground forces, for leading the attack, Colonel Abdul-Latif al-Annabi who commanded the attacking battalion and Major Jassem al-Tamimi who was shut on video while directly targeting and shooting at the residents.

Is Camp Ashraf a Srebrenica for U.S.?

09 July 2011

Stop Fundamentalism - In light of Dutch Appeals Court ruling about the responsibility of its government in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), in a statement on July 8, warned the U.S. authorities about shouldering-off their responsibilities regarding residents of Camp Ashraf.

Mrs. Rajavi, NCRI’s President-elect, was quoted in this statement, “Nothing can justify United States’ non-interference to stop crimes of Iraqi forces.”

US gives Iranian Opposition Choice: Die or Commit Suicide

Nima Sharif 04 July 2011

Nima Sharif
The United States Ambassador to Iraq, James Jeffrey, told McClatchy Sunday that he wants to move the members of the Iranian opposition "to a place that is a bit safer, a bit further from Iran."

Mohammad Mohaddessin, official representative of Ashraf residents in Paris told McClatchy in response that any relocation within Iraq is tantamount to setting up a "death camp," and that the residents "prefer to die in Ashraf rather than in an unknown location where the Iranian regime and its Iraqi agents will definitely have a more free hand."

To Eliminate Opposition, Iran-Iraq Target Camp Ashraf

27 June 2011

Stop Fundamentalism, 27 June 2011 - The Diyala province governor said that a security force, comprised of army and police personnel, is preparing for a new operation against Camp Ashraf under the supervision of the prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, reported the Iranian state-run news agency Fars, Monday.

According to Fars, Javad Al-Tamimi, Diyala’s provincial governor told Al-Motour daily that the operation is in preliminary stages but is imminent.

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