Syria Genocide War Crimes

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Updates on Ashraf-Liberty from Shahriar‏


The issue of stationing armored vehicles in Camp Liberty is a serious threat
to the lives of the residents. Since yesterday morning, on a provocative and
hostile act, Iraqi government resorted to armored vehicles in CL more
concerns have been aroused regarding the oppressive intensions of GoI
against the residents.

To our outmost surprise, UNAMI and UNHCR monitors
were not informed of Iraqi force armored vehicles stationing in CL.

Considering presence of armor vehicles, spying cameras and increasing siege
that the Government of Iraq imposes on every aspect of the residents' lives
this place that was supposed to be a "Temporary Transit Location" for
asylum-seekers, is currently turning into a facility for keeping POWs
without international protection. The management of this prison has been
assigned by Government of Iraq to Sadeq Mohammad Kazem who is under
prosecution by Spain's National Court for investigation over the crimes
during the previous two deadly attacks on Camp Ashraf.

On the other hand, the residents of Camp Liberty are facing serious problems
due to shortage of water. Water is severely rationed in all sections of the
camp. Especially with arrival of the fourth group, the water problem has
turned into a crisis. In such conditions that the GoI refuses all the
residents' proposals for providing minimum water requirements, persistence
of GoI for transfer of the next group to CL is an inhumane and cruel act.

Transfer of the next groups will intensify the torments of 1600 residents of
CL for accessing humanitarian services including water and is against the
spirit of the MoU signed by SRSG and the GoI. 

Camp Ashraf residents insist that the fifth move to Liberty will not happen
before the residents written demands that have been brought by their
representatives (particularly about armed forces, shortage of water and
electricity, transfer of especial equipment and vehicles for handicapped and
injured to Liberty, etc.) to the attention of SRSG and Secretary Clinton's
special representative are met and implemented.


Shahriar Kia