BPCIF: The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom strongly condemns the acts of violence on Monday 27 August by Iraqi government forces against Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf who were preparing for their transfer to Camp Liberty in Baghdad.

The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom strongly condemns the acts of violence on Monday 27 August by Iraqi government forces against Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf who were preparing for their transfer to Camp Liberty in Baghdad.

Reports from Camp Ashraf, corroborated by photographic evidence, point out that during the inspection process Iraqi forces attacked Ashraf residents with sticks, metal bars, vases, stones, and even inspection table parts in the presence of United Nations monitors. The attack resulted in 20 residents being injured in their arms, heads and faces, including two who received fractures in the arm.

BPCIF: Members of Parliament from all Parties Wednesday evening rejected a so-called UN "roadmap" for Camp Ashraf residents which aims to transfer the "Protected Persons" to a camp that a Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council last week described as a "detention centre".

Members of Parliament from all Parties Wednesday evening rejected a so-called UN "roadmap" for Camp Ashraf residents which aims to transfer the "Protected Persons" to a camp that a Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council last week described as a "detention centre".
 
The roadmap, presented by UNAMI chief Martin Kobler, sidelines the residents' rights under international law and damages the credibility of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq.

BPCIF: On 19th July Mr Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq and head of UNAMI, told the UN Security Council: “the [Iraqi] government’s patience is wearing thin. I therefore would like to ... urge Camp Ashraf residents to cooperate with Iraqi authorities and to relocate from Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriyeh (Liberty)”.

On 19th July Mr Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq and head of UNAMI, told the UN Security Council: “the [Iraqi] government’s patience is wearing thin. I therefore would like to ... urge Camp Ashraf residents to cooperate with Iraqi authorities and to relocate from Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriyeh (Liberty)”.

Mr Kobler is implicitly giving a green light to Iraq to commit further war crimes and a crime against humanity similar to the attacks of July 2009 and April 2011 on the defenceless refugees at Camp Ashraf. He did not mention the two attacks in his report and failed to criticise Iraq for such hideous actions and its refusal to permit an independent enquiry that

{mosimage}BPCIF: Members of Parliament from all Parties condemn the increasingly belligerent efforts of the Government of Iraq (GoI) to force members of the Iranian opposition PMOI to relocate from Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty without upholding their minimum human rights.