Syria Genocide War Crimes

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Call on the United Nations, United States and the European Union

Call on the United Nations, United States and the European Union to prevent the theft and looting of over 500 million dollars of Ashraf residents' belongings and properties

While half of Ashraf residents have been transferred to Camp Liberty and
others are under pressure to move, their movable and immovable properties
still remain to be unsettled and there are increasing signs that clerical
regime's proxies in Iraq intend to steal, loot and seize them.

Mrs.Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian resistance, announced on December
20, 2011 that transfer of Ashraf residents to Camp Liberty requires the
transfer of their vehicles and movable properties as well as the sale of
their immovable property under the supervision of the UN in order to cover
the costs of their security and living at Liberty and their transfer to
third countries.

On December 28, 2011 Special Representative of Secretary
General (SRSG) specified in his letter to the residents, "With regards to
other issues, such as assets and properties, we will continue the discussion
towards reaching a solution that respects the property rights of the
residents in an organized way". On January 25 and February 6 and 12, 2012
Iraqi government representative had announced to Ashraf residents'
representative in presence of the SRSG and his deputy that they agreed on
selling of the vehicles and assets. The list of properties was consequently
presented to the UNAMI.

However, four months later, neither the immovable properties have been
settled nor the resident have been allowed to transfer movable properties to
Camp Liberty or sell them.

List of the properties include the following

Vehicles and various Machinery (1200 units)

Generators and power generating equipement (700 pieces and units)

Printing press, printers and duplicating machinery (300 items)

Medical equipment (300 items)

Industrial and production equipment and machinery (More than 400 units)

Household equipment and apparatus (40000 items)

Kitchen equipment and machinery (600 pieces and items)

Heating and cooling equipment (10000 units)

Audio- visual equipment (3000 pieces and units)

Telephone and telecommunication equipment (200 items)

Trailer and container (500 units)

water pipeline and canalization equipment (2000 items)

Civil defense equipment (3000 pieces)

The above list does not include large number of vehicles, machinery and
equipment which were stolen by the Iraqi forces in their criminal attacks in
July 2009, December 2010, and April 2011, details of which have been
previously published.

Ashraf residents have turned the camp from a barren piece of land to a
modern city equipped with power station and electricity network, two water
pumping stations, water treatment and purification systems, roads, a
university, a library, a museum, a hospital, a cemetery, a masque, parks,
artificial lake, farms, industrial workshops, sport and leisure facilities
and underground shelters for protection against bombings and repeated
attacks of the Iranian regime with scud B missiles. There are hundreds of
buildings and halls in this city with a surface area of hundreds of
thousands square Kilometers as well as almost 100 Kilometers of roads and
asphalt routes.

On December 21, 2011, Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri Al- Maliki, described
Ashraf as "an Iraqi city and not a camp as it is called in the media". On
March 18, 2012 an Iraqi website, Al Esteghame, quoted officials of Diyala
Province as saying, "Camp Ashraf is suitable for building an international
airport or setting up several agricultural and trade projects to support the
province's economy. This Camp is a complete city and it can be used as an
administrative unit capable of supplying services to Al-Adim Township of
this province. Its public services are suitable for creating several
strategic projects and strengthening investment opportunities in all
sections of the province".

All what have been built in Ashraf is the result of the efforts of
thousands of residents working day and night on huge investments for 26
years. In early 2009 and before the cruel siege was imposed on Ashraf by
Iraqi rulers, there was an average of daily 1500 Iraqi workers and hundreds
of technicians who had been employed by Ashraf residents to work in this

Immovable property in Ashraf, which include infrastructure, establishments,
buildings, roads and systems of water, electricity and sewage, have now been
estimated to worth 500 million dollars.

More than 10 million dollars have been spent on Ashraf power station and its
facilities and generators. The cost of two water pumping stations and
piping from Zarganieh (30 km West of Ashraf) to Marfo'i (6 km East of
Ashraf) has been more than 15 million dollars.

It has cost 2 million dollars to create a special route for transmitting
electricity from Khalis to Ashraf. Buildings, equipment and facilities,
gifted to Iraqi forces in 2009 worthed 10 million dollars. All the evidence
and documents are available for these properties and can be presented to any
competent authority.

According to the received information from inside the Iranian regime, Iraqi
government has formed a committee to give a legal face to the theft of
Ashraf residents' properties and to pretend that they belong to the
government or people of Iraq. This committee prevented transfer of
generators of Ashrafs residents to Camp Liberty under the pretext that the
power station belongs to Iraqi government .

Bills for purchase of generators and all the equipment which have been
bought and transferred to Ashraf under the supervision of US forces are
available and have been presented to the UN and US authorities.

Mohammad Hamdi, director of Diyala electricity department, has asked Iraqi
forces to help in stealing and looting Ashraf residents' property and

In the past, he has repeatedly cut off the electricity of Ashraf
in order to impose pressure on residents and to instead supply electricity
to the agents of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry around Ashraf. In order
to extort money from People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), he
refused to implement instructions of the Ministry of Electricity to install
electricity meters in residential areas in Ashraf. Thus, he has so far
received at least 2 billion Iraqi Dinars in excess from residents.

Iranian Resistance warns against theft and plunder of Ashraf residents'
property and calls on the UN Secretary General, Security Council, US
government, European Union and the relevant international sources to prevent
the theft, plunder and seizure of Ashraf residents' movable and immovable
property by proxies of the Iranian regime in Iraq. Belongings and properties
of Ashraf residents should be put on sale under the supervision of the
United Nations to be then used for the expenses of Ashraf residents in
Liberty and for their transfer to third country.


Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

April 20, 2012