Camp Ashraf

International Indictment Against Top Aide Points Finger of Guilt at Iraqi Prime Minister

Struan Stevenson MEP | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson MEP

The strategic importance of Iraq because of its central position between Syria, Iran, Jordan Saudi Arabia and Turkey cannot be underestimated. That is why it is essential to see the election of a moderate, non sectarian government in Baghdad, which could play a pivotal role in resolving conflict in the Middle East and ending the spiral of violence in Iraq itself.

President Obama Must Understand Nuri Al-Maliki Is the Cause of Violence in Iraq not the Solution

Lord Maginnis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

As long as the hostages are unjustly held, and suffering through abhorrent conditions, the U.S. should not adopt silence in dealing with the captors. Instead they must demand that Maliki releases the hostages now or future bilateral relations could be harmed.

Iraq - A Basket Case Democracy!

Struan Stevenson MEP | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson MEP

There is mounting concern that Iraq is once again descending into chaos and potential civil war, barely one year after the last American troops left the country. In recent weeks hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in protests in six of the main Iraqi provinces, including Baghdad itself.

March to Victory for People of Iran...

Naghmeh Rajabi | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK
Naghmeh Rajabi

After nearly two decades, the PMOI (People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran) is delisted from the State Department's list of terror organizations, by the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Upon hearing this news, large waves of celebration could be seen across different cities from Washington DC to New York and Toronto and from Paris to London and Oslo.

After US Withdrawal from Iraq, UN and EU Siding With The Ruling Tyranny?

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

The west has failed in Iraq. After the fall of Saddam Hussein, not only has Iraq not gone towards more democracy, but the situation of human rights ha...

Ashton's Visit to Baghdad, is Human Rights on the Menu?

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

Catherine Ashton will be within a few kilometers from Camp Liberty in just a few days time. Can she succeed where others have failed?

U.S. Needs to be Even Handed in Dealing With Dissidents of Tyrannical Rules

David Amess | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Politics
David Amess

I fully endorse what the U.S. has done and is doing in the two cases in China and Myanmar. Governments that oppress their own citizens don't deserve our support. But a group wrongly labeled as terrorist, and using every legal means to overturn that label, does deserve much greater consideration than it is getting.

Unshackle MEK, Save Brave Men and Women In Ashraf and Liberty

Naghmeh Rajabi | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics
Naghmeh Rajabi

The responsible bodies and organisations, who are delaying the safeguard of the residents of Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty, will be held accountable for every life lost and every sick person whose condition deteriorates due to the siege of medical supply and equipment that the residents are under.

Subvert the Law; Betray the Nation!

Lord Maginnis | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) was blacklisted by the Clinton administration to placate the Iranian mullahs in 1997. In 2012 the fallacy of that approach is self-evident. While it may be difficult to understand the U.S. Government's decision to label as terrorists a group of Iranian dissidents exiled in Iraq its recent perversion of the truth is most alarming.

Why the World Should Care About the Fate of Iranian Dissidents in Iraq

Lord Carlile | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Carlile

For 3,300 innocent people this is a life or death situation. But the issue internationally is much broader. The fate of a great nation and future of the whole region is at the stake. It is high time to defend the rights of Iranian dissidents in Iraq. The world has a direct interest.

Choke off Tehran's support for Assad

Brian Binley | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Politics
Brian Binley

With the latest news that the Syrian Government has resumed its attack on the city of Homs - almost a month to the day after the UN Security Council endorsed former secretary-general Kofi Annan's Syria peace plan - the Syrian "cease-fire" could at best be described as ineffective.

Secretary Clinton: Time to Keep a Promise on Iran Opposition

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

When Secretary of State Clinton and all the NATO foreign and defense ministers convene in Brussels today, they will have one issue topping their agenda: the tumultuous, fragile situation in Afghanistan. With the deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan fast approaching, the enigma of finding a lasting solution has become even more perplexing.

Iranian Regime Epicentre of Terrorism

Hossein Abedini | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK
Hossein Abedini

Sam Kiley, the defence and security editor of Sky News reported on March 30, 2012, on the search by the intelligence agencies for members of a secret ...

End the Export of Terrorism by Iran - Support the Opposition

Brian Binley | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
Brian Binley

Look across the Atlantic and you will find that the UK delisted the group in 2008, and the following year the Council of the European Union removed it from the list of designated terrorist organisations. The only people left to benefit from MEK's current status in the US are the Mullahs of Iran.

UN Should Respond Positively to the Goodwill Gestures of Ashraf Residents

David Amess | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Politics
David Amess

This Sunday marks our Easter Sunday. That is always special. But this year there are two days next week with special significance for the Iranian dissidents. One is a day of mourning incidentally the Easter Sunday; the other a day of anticipation.

Persian New Year: Time for a new approach towards Iranian dissidents

David Amess | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Politics
David Amess

The start of the Persian New Year on Tuesday 20 March should have been a happy occasion, but for freedom-loving Iranians in Iraq it began on a note of sadness with the death of a 44-year-old electrical expert, Amir-Mostofian.

Faceless State Department Official Courts Favour With Iranian Tyrants

Lord Maginnis | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

Blaming the victim has been the strategy of oppressors as far back as anyone can remember. Now, in the ongoing struggle to protect the 3,400 Iranian dissidents trapped in Iraq, the strategy has taken an even more perverse turn - to blame those who would help the victims. This is a strategy being pursued, not just by the oppressors, but by "double agents" within the State Department.

Slandering the Opposition; The Dirty Trick That Works No More

Hossein Abedini | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK
Hossein Abedini

Camp Ashraf is home to 3,400 members of the main Iranian opposition group, People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK) since 1986, as the clerical regime's wave of executions in Iran forced the Iranian opposition to exile in Iraq through Paris.

Who is Telling the Truth About the Status of Residents of Camp Ashraf and Their Plight?

David Amess | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics
David Amess

Camp Ashraf has been home to 3400 Iranian dissidents in Iraq for the past 25 years. The residents, men and women, are members of the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the principal Iranian opposition movement.

A Prison Called 'Liberty' Not Fit for Iranian Dissidents in Iraq

David Amess | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Politics
David Amess

Imagine exchanging your home for a prison. Instead of the house you have known for decades, you must now live in a hut the size of a shipping container. You can take only the belongings you can physically carry, and must therefore leave almost everything behind.

UN Should Not Tolerate Camp 'Liberty'

Brian Binley | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics
Brian Binley

It is time the US and the UN reciprocate the good will of Ashraf residents by guaranteeing the rights and the minimum needs of those who have gone to Camp Liberty.

MPs, Jurists, Military Experts Urge UN Protection for Camp Ashraf Residents

Lord Maginnis | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

At a major event in London's Queen Elizabeth II conference centre on Saturday, attended by 1,000 Anglo-Iranians, senior British jurists and MPs and US military experts called on the United Nations to intervene immediately to save the lives of 3,400 Iranian dissidents at Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty in Iraq.

110 MPs Urge UN Secretary General to Protect Iranian Dissidents

David Amess | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Politics
David Amess

A letter signed by 110 cross-party MPs and Peers was on Thursday delivered to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Lancaster House urging him to ensure United Nations protection for 3,400 Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf, Iraq.

Assassination of Iranian Scientist and US Role

Firouz Mahvi | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK
Firouz Mahvi

The mysterious assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist on 12 January, raised questions on who was responsible for a series of similar killings. ...

Democratic Change by Iranians, the Only Realistic Solution to Iran Crisis

David Amess | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Politics
David Amess

As the situation inside and outside of Iran grows more worrisome, it is encouraging to see that those concerned about the threat that Tehran poses and about the humanitarian situation involving thousands of Iranian dissidents in Iraq, are coalescing around the need for actions by the world community that would further isolate Iran's rulers.