Campaign to release Ashraf hostages

On 1 September 2013 Iraqi Special Forces under the command of Prime Minister Maliki attacked Camp Ashraf and murdered 52 of the 101 remaining residents and took 7 hostages. Video and eyewitness accounts leave no room to doubt that the hostages are in the hands of Iraqi government. Please write to UN Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, and UN High Commissioner for Human Right, Ms Navi Pillay and ask for their intervention to save the 7 hostages.


Camp Ashraf in Iraq: Spanish court investigates a close ally of Maliki

A Spanish court investigation is to include Faleh al-Fayad, security adviser to the Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. This comes in the wake of a complaint filed against him as a person responsible for serious breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention for his alleged involvement in the killings on April 8, 2011, and September 1, 2013, of protected persons under the Fourth Geneva Convention living in Camp Ashraf, according to the decision.

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UNHCR thanks Italy for welcoming Iranian refugees

Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:40

UN high commission for refugees pleased with help from Rome

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday thanked Italy for welcoming seven Iranian refugees from Camp Hurriya in Iraq.

In a statement issued by UNHCR Italia, the agency welcomed the Italian government's decision to let into the country a total of 15 Iranian refugees from Iraq, including the seven latest arrivals.


US: Iranian Regime Still Abusing Human Rights Under Rouhani

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 11:55

The U.S. State Department Thursday released its 2013 reports on countries that have continually violate human rights. State’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Human Rights Uzra Zeya said that the human rights situation remains poor even with a new president, Hassan Rouhani.

She said that even as the United States tests the potential of a diplomatic resolution to the country’s use of enriched uranium, which the U.S. and its allies fears could lead to nuclear capability, the U.S. support for fundamental rights and freedoms of the Iranian people will continue.


Wednesday's public hanging in Karaj sparks public anger

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 11:47

Iranian regime hangmen beat up prisoner before execution in public

The Wednesday's public hanging of a young prisoners in city of Karaj moments after being beaten by hangmen for demanding to see his mother, has created much anger in the public that the Iranian regime's officials are worried about its widespread backlash.

The state-run Mehr news agency reported on Sunday that "the footage widely distributed on the internet has changed the atmosphere for the benefit of those who had been condemned" to death for crimes.


Iraqi forces prevent installation of protective T-walls at Iranian refugee camp

Saturday, 01 March 2014 10:22

Since the morning of Thursday February 27, Major Ahmed Khozeir, an agent of the Iraqi intelligence and criminal officer of Ashraf suppression committee once again prevented the entry of cranes and trailers to return T-walls inside Camp Liberty and install them around residents’ residential trailers. He used the same cranes and trailers that the residents had rented at their owb expense to install T-walls around his residence.

Ahmed Khozeir, who had the most important role in crimes against humanity in Ashraf in April 2011 and September 2012 and is responsible for the acts of inhumane siege against Ashraf and Liberty, is still preventing the entry of 2 by 2 meters’ bunkers that have been bought by the residents.


Camp Liberty Iranians must be moved to safety, former UN envoy demands

Saturday, 01 March 2014 10:15

The 3,000 Iranian dissidents residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq under daily threat of attack should be urgently moved to safe countries, former United Nations human rights envoy in Iraq Taher Boumedra has demanded.

He also accused the UN of covering up the prison-like conditions of the camp near Baghdad airport, where Iranian dissidents are denied access to basic medical services and water and subjected to daily abuse by their Iraqi guards.

Mr Boumedra was speaking at a conference entitled 'Iran-Human Rights-Western Policy, Urgent Action for Residents of Camp Liberty' held by the Friends of a Free Iran (FOFI) groups in Nordic countries at the Nobel Institute in Oslo.


Obama administration must act to protect Iranian dissidents threatened in Iraq, says former senior U.S. officials, Iranian American community leaders

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 23:57

Top American supporters of the Iranian resistance are growing increasingly critical of the Obama administration for failing to keep a U.S. promise to protect more than 3,000 Iranian dissidents in an overcrowded refugee camp in Iraq, where they have been under repeated deadly attacks by Iraqi gunmen.

"It was a deal. It was a bargain, and the United States has never lived up to that bargain," Ed Rendell, a former chairman of the Democratic Party, told a weekend forum of Iranian-Americans at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 22.


Iranian opposition protest continued on 1033th day

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 23:54

geneva-1033-550-4On Saturday, February 22, supporters of the Iranian Resistance in Geneva gathered outside the United Nations headquarters in the city to protest against the silence and inaction by the UN regarding the plight of Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty in Iraq.

The protesters called on the United Nations to break its silence on the massacre of Iranian opposition members in Camp Ashraf by Iraqi forces of Nouri al-Maliki.


Maryam Rajavi speaks at Oslo conference on human rights in Iran

Monday, 24 February 2014 23:47

Maryam Rajavi speaks at Oslo conference on human rights in IranConference of the Friends of a Free Iran (FOFI) groups in Nordic countries at the Nobel Institute in Oslo

Call for a firm stance and binding decisions against violation of human rights in Iran and urgent action to ensure the safety and security of the residents of Liberty and necessary arrangements to transfer them to Europe and the U.S.


At least 600 arrested in Bakhtiari protests

Monday, 24 February 2014 23:45

Hundreds have been arrested during Bakhiaris protest in Dezful

More than 600 were arrested during last week's anti-regime protests by members of Iran's Bakhtiari community, according to reports from the southern city of Dezful.

The figure is much higher than previously believed, with most arrests taking place during demonstrations in districts of Vali-abad and Siah-mansour.

The protests began on February 14 in anger at a TV series broadcast on a state-run network that they say is racist and insulting to their people.


UN concerned about surge of executions in Iran

Saturday, 22 February 2014 17:34

The United Nations expressed concern over the surge in executions in Iran and urged the Iranian regime to "immediately halt executions."

"We regret that the new government has not changed its approach to the death penalty and continues to impose capital punishment for a wide range of offences. We urge the government to immediately halt executions and to institute a moratorium."UN human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a news briefing.


Catastrophic increase in suicides in protest at oppression, poverty and deprivation

Friday, 21 February 2014 00:19

On Monday, February 17, as Hassan Rouhani entered the Oil Ministry building in Tehran, a retired oil industry employee set himself ablaze in protest at the appalling living conditions of retired people, including their removal from their company houses and the ignoring of their requests by regime officials.

The barbaric oppression and the anti-Iranian and inhumane policies of the clerical regime that have let unemployment, poverty and corruption spread at an unprecedented rate have resulted in a sharp increase in suicides.


Brutal Verdict: Confirmation of Right Hand And Left Foot Amputation

Friday, 21 February 2014 00:18

According to the report of the Iranian regime’s official news agency IRNA and Mehr agency , the brutal verdict of cutting off a defendant’s right hand and left foot was confirmed. The accused was charged with robbery and is awaiting implementation of the verdict.

The deputy prosecutor of Shiraz (central Iran) and city court administrator said on February 19: “An individual by the initials of A.Z. was charged with robbery in complicity with two others and sentenced to death.


British lawmakers condemn Iraq secretly burying bodies of Camp Ashraf massacre

Thursday, 20 February 2014 01:27

Call for international investigation by the International Criminal Court into the massacreand hostage-taking at Camp Ashraf on 1 September

Press Release by Parliamentary Campaign in Defence of Ashraf:

In an act of pure cowardice, the government of Iraq has secretly buried the bodies of 52 massacred Camp Ashraf residents, slain during the 1 September 2013 massacre at the camp in Iraq. A total of 52 men and women were executed on 1 September by an Iraqi SWAT team who entered Camp Ashraf at the behest of the Iranian regime, to execute the camps residents. Many of the victims were executed with their hands tied behind their backs, others while receiving treatment in the camps medical centre.


Former U.S. Military Commander testified on Camp Ashraf massacre before Canadian House

Monday, 17 February 2014 10:21

Retired U.S. Army Col. Wes Martin, an adjunct faculty member in the criminal justice program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, testified via live remote this week before the Canadian House of Commons’ Subcommittee on International Human Rights.

Martin testified on the Sept. 1, 2013, massacre of 52 Iranian resistance fighters at a former military base in Iraq. As a former commander of the base, Camp Ashraf, and as the former senior officer responsible for preventing acts of terrorism in Iraq, Martin told the subcommittee that he believed the attack had to have been perpetrated by the American-trained Iraqi government.


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Urgent Appeal

Flood in Liberty

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News Bulletin October

Former UN official makes revealing testimony to US Congress

The Guardian: Open Letter by British Dignitaries on Camp Liberty

Shocking UN report

Water shortage -Camp Liberty

Protection for Ashraf

Murderous attack on Camp Ashraf 8 April 2011

Conference - Women's Day

Interviews with handicapped and ill people of Ashraf

Ashraf the Message

Project - Ashraf The Message

News bulletin June 2012

News bulletin June 2012

23 June Gathering