Iranian Dissidents in Camp Ashraf Attacked by Iraqi Army

Nima 08 April 2011

The Iranian opposition movement, National Council of Resistance of Iran, announced today that Iraqi military forces have started an attack on camp Ashraf north of Baghdad.

According to statements released by NCRI, so far at least 11 (the actual number later announced was 36, SF 27June2011) residents in Ashraf have been killed by Iraqi gunfire.  Heavy machine guns and sharp shooters are targeting unarmed residents.

Iraqi Forces Mobilize to Clampdown on Camp Ashraf Home of PMOI (MEK)

Nima 07 April 2011

Stop Fundamentalism, April 7, 2011 – The secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, the Iranian Opposition released a statement today, warning about an imminent attack on Camp Ashraf by Nuri al-Maliki forces.

The statement says that over 65 Iraqi personnel carriers have entered Ashraf today carrying new forces. 

Iraqi Armored Vehicles Occupy Camp Ashraf North of Baghdad

Nima 03 April 2011

Archive Picture - Iraqis attacked unarmed residents using Humvees in 2009Stop fundamentalism, 03 April 2011 – According to a statement released by the National Council of Resistance of Iran today, Iraqi forces under command of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki government have occupied northern part of Camp Ashraf situated in north of Baghdad, Iraq.

Camp Ashraf is residence to over 3400 Iranian dissidents and members of the main Iranian opposition group the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran or PMOI.

Hunger strike Ends as 36 Ashraf Residents go free

07 October 2009

Stop Fundamentalism – National Council of Resistance of Iran announced today in a statement that 36 Ashraf residents, who had been taken in custody of the Iraqi forces on June 28 during an attack on the camp, have been returned to the camp.

Those released where on their seventieth day of hunger strike and Sixth day of dry hunger strike. As reported, some were unconscious when they were returned to camp Ashraf. 

A resident of Ashraf indicated that the prisoners were taken directly to the camp hospital for immediate medical attention.

Iran – Ashraf Residents Moved; Third Day of Dry Hunger Strike

04 October 2009

Stop Fundamentalism, October 4, 2009- National Council of Resistance of Iran, in a statement today said that Iraqi police has once again move the thirty six Mojahedin members it has in its custody to a new undisclosed location.

Attack on Camp Ashraf Residents by Iraqi Forces on June 28The members had been arrested late July after an attack by the Iraqi forces on camp Asharf north of Baghdad, where the PMOI members reside. 11 residents of the camp were killed and over 500 wounded during the attack.  Videos of the raid showing Iraqi police using chains, axes, and bulldozers to attack the unarmed civilians of this camp were distributed on YouTube and outraged the international community.

Iran - 36 abductees remain in captivity, announce dry hunger strike

29 September 2009

Stop Fundamentalism, 27 September – The National Council of Resistance of Iran, NCRI, released a statement today about 36 Mojahedin members who have been in captivity of the Iraqi forces for the past two month. 

June 28 Attack on Ashraf by Iraqi forcesNCRI explained that while an Iraqi judge for the third time has vindicated them from all charges and ordered their release, the Iraqi police still refuse to let them free.

The detainees were taken in custody by Iraqi police during a raid on an Iranian refugee camp on June 28 in which 11 members of the camp were killed and over 500 wounded.  Videos of the raid that show Iraqi police using chains, axes, and bulldozers to attack the unarmed civilians of this camp were distributed on YouTube and outraged the international community.

On today’s statement, the NCRI called on the US forces in Iraq to immediately take back the 36 Ashraf residents kept without any justification.
 
Amnesty international also release a statement today, calling on the Nuri Al-Maliki government to unconditionally release the detainees.

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