Iraqi Media Network, February 11 2014: … Iraq’s parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee asked the government to expedite the expulsion of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran and to finally close the file on them, and indicated that the United Nations has been responsible for the delay until now. Committee member Imad Yohana said, “The decision …
(Izzat Ebrahim and Massoud Rajavi still at large)
(Translated by Iran Interlink)
Link to the original report (Arabic)
Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee asks government to expedite the expulsion of Mojahedin Khalq and close the file – blames UN for the delay
Iraq’s parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee asked the government to expedite the expulsion of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran and to finally close the file on them, and indicated that the United Nations has been responsible for the delay until now.
Committee member Imad Yohana said, “The decision to deport the MEK from Iraq should also be examined by the government and parliament, because in the situation that they are deported without a place to go, this will affect the international reputation of Iraq.”
He explained that “the existence of the organization on Iraqi soil until now is the United Nations’ fault; because they cannot find alternative solutions to house them in other places as they have promised.”
The government evacuated Camp Ashraf in Diyala province in the summer of 2013 and has transferred more than 3,000 troops to Camp Liberty in the west of Baghdad.
The government took the decision to finally terminate the existence of this organization on Iraqi territory in the past year as it is a terrorist organization.
UNAMI: continued concerns about abuses committed by the PMOI/MeK leadership
UNAMI, Baghdad, January 23 2014: … UNAMI has continuing concerns about human rights abuses committed by the PMOI/MeK leadership within Camp Hurriya against the residents. These claims have been made to United Nations Monitors during interviews with residents who had managed to leave Camp Hurriya, as well as in a number of private discussions with residents …
UNAMI: continued concerns about abuses committed by the PMOI/MeK leadership.
UNAMI Half Yearly Report on Human Rights – January to June 2013
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released the Half Yearly Report on Human Rights, covering the period from January to June 2013.
Extract from the report (PDF file) by Iran Interlink:
11.1 Camp New Iraq (Camp Ashraf)/ Camp Hurriya (Camp Liberty)
In accordance with the memorandum of understanding signed with the Government of Iraq in December 2011, UNAMI continued to conduct daily monitoring visits to Camp Hurriya, where more than 3,000 members of the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran/Mujahedin-e-Khalq (PMOI/MeK) – an organisation formally listed by a number of States as a terrorist organisation – are currently based.
On 9 February and 15 June Camp Hurriya was subjected to rocket attacks. In the first attack, eight residents were killed and, according to staff at the Government-run clinic in the Camp, a further 71 were injured. As a result of the second incident, two residents lost their lives. The SRSG publicly condemned both attacks and called on the Government of Iraq to take appropriate measures to ensure the protection and safety of the residents. In the aftermath of the February attack the residents’ leadership demanded, inter alia, to return to Camp Ashraf and that they be provided with large T walls for all accommodation blocs and amenities (totalling some 17,000 large T walls), personal protective equipment (PPE) for each resident, and 380 bunkers in addition to the 120 already present in the camp. By the end of the reporting period, the Government of Iraq had provided 296 bunkers and 591 small T-walls but had refused the residents’ leaders request for a return to Camp Ashraf, for personal protective equipment and for large T walls.
UNHCR has continued to work towards identifying individuals in need of international protection and durable solutions for the residents of Camp Hurriya. As of 30 June 2013, 1,604 individuals had been identified as requiring international protection. However, UNHCR’s efforts to find durable solutions for the residents have been hindered by the non-cooperation of residents, such as the boycotting of UNHCR interviews. In March, the Government of Albania offered to accept up to 210 residents for resettlement.
However, the PMOI/MeK refused the names accepted by the Government of Albania, and insisted that it should decide who should be resettled there. As a result by the end of June, UNHCR had facilitated the resettlement of 71 residents only. Similarly, in April the Government of Germany decided to accept up to 100 residents for resettlement. At the time of writing, preparations were underway to relocate the first group some time in July.
UNAMI has continuing concerns about human rights abuses committed by the PMOI/MeK leadership within Camp Hurriya against the residents. These claims have been made to United Nations Monitors during interviews with residents who had managed to leave Camp Hurriya, as well as in a number of private discussions with residents who still reside in the Camp – despite the leadership’s attempts to prevent such discussions. The PMOI/MeK, which has a hierarchical and authoritarian structure, imposes a number of severe restrictions on the residents’ rights, including the right of freedom of movement within the Camp and the right to leave the organization, the free right of association, along with restrictions on contacts with family members (including those residing in Camp Hurriya), on access to basic communications, and on access to medical care and treatment.
(Izzat Ebrahim and Massoud Rajavi still at large)
(Washington backed Maryam Rajavi in terrorist cult’s HQ in Paris)
Press rlease by U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Washington, January 13 2014: … U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, made the following statement following her conversation with Maryam Rajavi, a leader of the Iranian political opposition and a human rights advocate, about the need to ensure the …
Nejat Bloggers, January 11 2014: … The UK delegation also visited a number of families of terror victims killed by terrorist groups, such as Mujahedin khalq on Thursday. The son of one of the victims of the MKO asked the UK officials to return the MKO to the list of terrorist groups. Families of assassinated nuclear scientists asked the British MPs to tie bans on trafficking of the MKO terrorists …
UN News, January 05 2014: … Ms. Holl Lute most recently held the post of US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. She was also the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the UN Foundation and the Better World Fund, among other positions. The newly appointed UN official will work with Mr. Ban’s Special Representative in Iraq and UNAMI head …
Massoud Khodabandeh, Iranian.com, January 03 2014: …It is ludicrous to assert that an attacking force would need to rely on Dalili as a guide two years after he left the organisation when this information was already in the public domain, and ludicrous they would take him along as he was over 50 years old. It is ludicrous that an attacking force would take acid with them to deliberately …