Saturday, May 5, 2012

A dirty betrayal and ploy to relocate the fifth group from Ashraf to CL‏


Last night, the fifth group of Ashraf residents moved towards Camp Liberty. In a
very filthy and anti-human measure, against its commitments to the UN, and
in violation of agreements over the fifth move of residents to CL, the GOI
has returned to Ashraf the utility trucks (water, sewage and fuel) being en
route. NCRI has released a statement in this regard.


Changing direction of utility trucks en route to Camp Liberty and returning
them to Ashraf before the eyes of UN monitors


A dirty betrayal and ploy to relocate the fifth group from Ashraf to Liberty
without water, fuel and utility trucks

* Mrs. Rajavi asked for immediate intervention of UN Secretary-General
and U.S. officials and announced that she would not recommend anybody to go
to Liberty from Ashraf any more until this issue is fixed and all agreements
are implemented completely

After two weeks of exhausting talks and after changing eight drafts with
SRSG Martin Kobler that was totally violation of commitments and
infringement of the MOU and previous letters and agreements with the GOI,
finally at about 8 p.m. local time Friday May 4, more than 400 residents of
Ashraf departed for Camp Liberty.


Inspection of the cargo and the residents
in unbearable heat lasted eight days from Friday, April 27 until evening,
Friday, May 4, and the transfer of half of the cargo has been postponed to
future. 

The move of fifth group was brought about upon the insistence of Special
Advisor on Ashraf to Secretary Clinton and Special Representative of the
U.N. Secretary-General for Iraq and in a condition where against numerous
letters and emails of Mr. Kobler, Iraqi officials rejected the transfer of
the vehicles and trailers especially made for the handicapped and paraplegic
patients.


After two weeks of tense negotiations and correspondence, only one
minibus for 400 people and six utility trucks (three water tankers, two
sewage tankers, and one fuel tanker) were approved to be transferred with
the fifth column. 

Nevertheless, just in an hour after the convoy, monitored by the UN
monitors, departed, the residents who were on the buses figured out that the
utility trucks are not in the convoy and hence informed their friends in
Ashraf by their mobiles. During the first hour, nobody either in Ashraf or
on the buses was able to call the UN monitors. Later, it became clear that
the utility trucks, with a resident in each of them, were being returned to
Ashraf upon the orders of Iraqi officials.


Approving the transfer of six utility vehicles and then changing their
direction and returning them while being en route is a dirty betray and ploy
and flagrant violation of all agreements before the eyes of UN and its
monitors so that the 400 residents go under further pressure lacking water,
sewage and fuel tankers. 

The residents in the fifth group have reportedly asked en route for
immediate return of all to Ashraf in their contacts with the SRSG and U.S.
officials.

Mrs. Rajavi, upon whose request Ashraf residents accepted to move to Camp
Liberty, asked for immediate intervention of the UN Secretary-General and
U.S. officials and announced that she would not recommend anybody to go to
Liberty from Ashraf any more until this issue is fixed and all agreements
are implemented completely. 

In its successive statements, the UNHCR has emphasized the right to movement
for the residents in Liberty; however, Liberty has remained to be a prison
surrounded by armored vehicles.


Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 4, 2012