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MPs Demand Iranian Exiles Be Returned To Camp Ashraf


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom

MPs Demand Iranian Exiles Be Returned To Camp Ashraf
Following Mortar Attacks In Iraq

Camp Liberty (Baghdad), which houses 3,100 Iranian dissidents, this morning came under heavy mortar and missile attacks. So far, six residents including a woman have been killed and over 50 injured, some in critical condition.

Following the attack, Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, on behalf of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom said:

“We should demand that the United Kingdom government takes immediate action to bring this matter to the UN Security Council and takes steps to ensure that the residents of Camp Liberty are given humanitarian aid and returned to Camp Ashraf. It is time for weakness to cease in the diplomatic approach to Camp Liberty. The Iraqi ambassador should be summoned to the Foreign Office immediately.”

British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom
9 February 2013


Background:

Camp Liberty houses members of the main Iranian opposition group PMOI who are “protected persons” under the Fourth Geneva Convention. The United Nations and United States have a legal obligation under international law to ensure the residents’ protection.

Camp Ashraf was home to the PMOI members in Iraq for 26 years and is 80 times bigger than Camp Liberty.

Today's attack was orchestrated by the Iranian regime. Camp Liberty is located at the heart of a military zone and is not accessible to anyone without coordination with the Iraqi government.

ENDS

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