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At Least 31 Dead in Iraqi Military Attack on Iranian Opposition Camp, human rights group reports

April 08, 2011

Some of the people killed in the al-Maliky attack on Camp Ashraf, Iraq

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Iran Human Rights, April 8 — According to a statement by the Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance (NCRI), heavily armed Iraqi military forces have started an attack on Camp Ashraf, located north of Baghdad.

The attack on the city began at 4:45am local time. The number of Iraqi forces totals 2500. They come in armoured vehicles.

According to informed sources that Iran Human Rights (IHR) has been in contact with, at least 23 Ashraf residents have been killed and more than 300 are severely injured. According to the reports, there are at least three women among those killed so far.

New reports say that at least eight of those wounded, among them one woman, have died; making the total number of those killed reach more than 31.

According to this source, the situation for many of the injured is critical. And due to the lack of medical equipment in Camp Ashraf, they can die.

Ashraf residents are mainly members of the Mujahedin Organization of Iran, the PMOI/MEK, who was involved in armed struggles against the Iranian regime for many years. The organization was disarmed by the US forces in 2003.

Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson for Iran Human Rights strongly condemned the Iraqi attack on the unarmed residents of Ashraf. “The Iraqi government and Mr. Maleki must be kept accountable for killing the unarmed men and women in Camp Ashraf. We urge the Iraqi government to stop the attacks immediately,” he said.

Amiry-Moghaddam added, “Reports say that there are several hundred heavily wounded people who could die if not transferred to hospitals where they can receive treatment.” Amiry-Moghaddam urged the United States and the European countries to help evacuate the wounded from Camp Ashraf to places where they can get adequate treatment.”

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Camp Ashraf is home to 3,400 members of the Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). They are “protected persons” under the Geneva Convention and the USA is legally and morally responsible for their safety and security. Help urge the United States and the European countries to help evacuate the wounded from Camp Ashraf to places where they can receive proper medical treatment.

Send the above report by Iran Human Rights or make a phone call to the following contacts:

Secretary Hillary Clinton (7th Floor)
Phone: 202-647-5291

Office Manager Claire Coleman
Phone: 202-647-7098

Counselor and Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills
Phone: 202-647-5548

Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Huma Abedin
Phone: 202-647-9572

Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Jacob Sullivan
Phone: 202-647-9572

Executive Assistant Joseph Macmanus
Phone:
202-647-9572

Special Assistant Laura Lucas
Phone: 202-647-9573

Special Assistant Timmy T. Davis
Phone: (7226) 202-647-6822

Foreign Minister email: secretary@state.gov

American embassy in Baghdad, Iraq:

Email: BaghdadACS@state.gov
Press Email:
BaghdadPressOffice@state.gov
General Inquiries Email: irc-baghdad@state.gov

Address:
Al-Kindi Street
International Zone
Baghdad, Iraq

U.S. Land Line:
001-240-553-0581 x4293 or x2998

After-Hours Emergency Line:
•From Iraq: 0770-443-1286
•From the United States: 011-964-770-443-1286

UK Embassy in the UN:

UK Mission to the UN
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
885 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Phone: + 1 212 745 9200
Fax number: + 1 212 745 9316
Email: UK@UN.int

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UK Embassy in Iraq:

British Embassy, Baghdad
International Zone
Baghdad, Iraq

Phone (During Embassy working hours):
+964 7901 926 280

Duty Officer telephone (for out-of-hours consular emergencies involving British citizens):
+964 7901 935 149

Email: Baghdad.consularenquiries@fco.gov.uk

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Iraqi Embassy in the UK:

Phone: +44 207 594 0180
Fax: +44 207 371 1652
Email: lonemb@iraqmofamail.net

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Iraqi Embassy in the US:

3421 Massachusetts Ave., N.W
Washington, D.C. 20007

Phone: +1 202 742-1600 Ext. 136

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Iraqi Embassy in the UN:

Mission of Iraq
14 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10021

Phone: +1 212 737 4433
Fax: +1 212 772 1794

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Australian Embassy in the UN:

Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations
150 East 42nd Street
33rd Floor
New York, NY 10017-5612

Phone: +1 212 351-6600
Fax: +1 212 351 6610

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UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office:

Phone: +44 20 7008 3100

 

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خبر مهم: بیش از ۳۱ کشته در حمله ارتش عراق به ساکنان کمپ اشرف. سازمان حقوق بشر ایران این حمله را به شدت محکوم می‌کند

 

حقوق بشر ایران، ۱۹ فروردین ماه ۱۳۹۰: بنا به گزارش های رسیده حمله ارتش عراق به کمپ اشراف از ساعت ۴:۴۵ بامداد به وقت محلی آغاز شده است. ارتش عراق در این یورش از بیش از ۲۵۰۰ نظامی استفاده کرده بود.

در تماسی که منابع مطّلع با سازمان حقوق بشر ایران داشتند تا ظهر امروز حداقل ۲۳ نفر از ساکنان اشرف کشته شداند و بیش از ۳۰۰ نفر به شدت مجروح شدند. بر اساس همین گزارشها حداقل ۳ زن در میان کشته شدگان هست . بر اساس گزارش های رسیده در ساعات گذشته تعداد ۸ تا ۱۰ نفر دیگربر اثر جراحت سنگین و امکانات نامحدودپزشکی کشته شده اند. .که دراین میان دستکم یک زن نیز مشاهده میشود. به این ترتیب تعداد کشته شدگان در حمله ارتش عراق به کمپ اشراف به دستکم ۳۱ تن رسید. با توجه به اخبار رسیده وضع بسیاری از زخمی شدگان بسیار وخیم است و با امکانات پزشکی محدودی در قرارگاه اشرف وجود دارد امکان ادزایش تعداد کشته شدگان وجود دارد.

ساکنان کمپ اشرف که عمدتاً از اعضای سازمان مجاهدین خلق ایران هستند در سال ۲۰۰۳ میلادی توسط ایالات متحده خلع سلاح شدند.

محمود امیری مقدم ،سخنگوی سازمان حقوق بشر ایران ،به شدت حمله به ساکنان غیر مسلح اشرف را محکوم کرد و گفت که “دولت عراق و آقای مالکی پاسخگوی کشته شدگان غیر مسلح کمپ اشراف اشرف خواهند بود”. وی مصرانه از آقای مالکی و دولت عراق خواست تا هر چه زودتر این حملات را متوقف کنند .

امیری مقدم افزود “گزارشها حاکی است که چند صد نفر به شدت مجروح شدند که اگر به بیمارستان منتقل نشوند و مورد مداوا قرار نگیرند ، به احتمال زیاد بر تعداد کشته شدگان اضافه خواهد شد” .امیری مقدم از ایالات متحده و کشورهای اروپای خواست که برای کمک و انتقال مجروحین حمله ارتش عراق به کمپ اشرف دست به کار شوند و مجروحین را به مکان هایی منتقل کنند که آنها بتوانند تحت مداوای مناسب با حقوق انسانی قرار بگیرند.

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