The Hill, By Lord Waddington: Amnesty International recently issued a damning report detailing the various human rights abuses being committed by the Iraqi authorities in cracking down on protests against the Iraqi leadership.
The Independent, By Lord Corbett: US President Barack Obama, who is visiting the UK at the moment, will be aware of the urgent humanitarian situation facing 3,400 Iranian pro-democracy supporters in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, who came under deadly attack by Iraqi armed forces last month at the behest of Iran.
The Church of England Newspaper: Five weeks on from a brutal attack on Iranian dissidents living in Iraq, a coalition of MPs and Lords has called on the British and US governments for immediate action.
BPCIF: At a meeting in Central Hall, Westminster, on Monday MPs and Peers condemned the Iraqi attack last month on Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, and called on the United Nations to take over protection of the camp.
BPCIF: The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom on Thursday welcomed a proposal by the European Parliament offering a long-term solution to the humanitarian crisis at Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where 3,400 Iranian dissidents are based.
UPI, By Lord Waddington: On camera and before the world's eyes, last month Iraqi armed forces stormed Camp Ashraf and shot dozens of unarmed civilians in cold blood. Others were deliberately run over with armored Humvees.
The Hill, By Brian Binley MP: As it emerged that Defense Secretary Robert Gates was being replaced by current CIA Director Leon Panetta as part of a wider shake up by President Obama of his entire national security team, questions will be asked as to the legacy that Gates left in the Middle East and specifically in Iraq. Unfortunately for him, the legacy is not a commendable one.
The Spectator: While we’re on the subject of the baffling incoherence of western attitudes towards the uprisings in the Islamic world, we must not overlook the massacre that took place earlier this month of members of the Iranian opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI), at their base in Ashraf in Iraq.
The Independent, By Lord Carlile of Berriew: Such international condemnation as there has been of the deadly attack this month carried out by Iraqi forces against a camp housing members of the Iranian opposition leaves two pertinent questions unanswered.
BPCIF: MPs and Peers on Wednesday accused Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of committing a “Gestapo-style massacre” at Camp Ashraf which led to the death of 35 Iranian dissidents and hundreds injured.