Amnesty International has written to both the Iraqi and US governments reminding them of theirRead More Download
obligations under international law and urging them to continue to provide protection to people
affiliated to and members of the People’s Mojahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI), an Iranian
opposition group based in Iraq.
Hundreds of Iranian exiles, including refugees, resident in Camp Ashraf in Iraq, north of Baghdad,Read More Download
are reported to have suffered serious complications from medical restrictions imposed on them by
the Iraqi authorities. In the past five months the already appalling medical conditions at the camp
have deteriorated even further. Many residents are reportedly suffering from cancer, heart
problems, loss of vision, gallstones, orthopaedic problems, kidney stones and other diseases that
without prompt and adequate treatment can result in irreversible health damage
Amnesty International urges the Iraqi government to cease its harassment of Iranian exiles living inRead More Download
Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, and to ensure that they have unhindered access to medical care
and other humanitarian needs
A group of 36 Camp Ashraf residents continue to be held at a police station in the town of al-Read More Download
Khalis, in Diyala province, north of Baghdad, since they were arrested by Iraqi security forces
on 28-29 July 2009. The 36 men are in poor health and continue to maintain a hunger
Thirty-six Iranian men who were arrested from Camp Ashraf in July, have been transferred from aRead More Download
police station to a military airbase in Baghdad. Fears for their safety remain as they are now
detained incommunicado and are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. By continuing to detain
them the Iraqi authorities are contravening a judicial order calling for their release.
Amnesty International has written directly to the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki about recentRead More Download
developments relating to the more than 3,000 Iranian exiles currently living in Camp Ashraf,
northeast of Baghdad, who Iraqi officials have said should leave the country. The Iranians are
members or supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI).
Amnesty International is urgently seeking information about 36 Iranian residents of Camp AshrafRead More Download
who have been detained since Iraqi security forces seized control of the camp on 28 July 2009
and have been moved to an unknown location in Baghdad amid allegations that some or all of
them have been beaten and tortured. According to Abdul Nassir al-Mehdawi, governor of Iraq’s
Diyala province, quoted by Reuters press agency, “Their cases are being investigated now. They
are being charged with inciting trouble. We will deal with them according to Iraqi law; we won’t
send them back to Iran”. It remains unclear, however, whether the 36 have been allowed access to
lawyers, contact with their families or any medical treatment that they need.
Thirty-six Iranians detained in Iraq are being held at a police station. Iraqi security forcesRead More Download
detained the Iranians when they forcibly seized control of Camp Ashraf. Most are reported to
have been beaten and tortured after their arrest and at least seven need urgent medical care.
They are said to be on hunger strike in protest against their detention and treatment.
Amnesty International is concerned by the Iranian government’s continuing clampdown on dissent,Read More Download
including arbitrary arrests and the torture or other ill-treatment of people who express views
opposed to those of the government. Some of those arrested have even been executed, after
apparently unfair trials, including at least one minor. Amnesty International wrote to the Head of
the Judiciary to express concern about these developments on 13 May 2011, but without response;
the Iranian authorities rarely reply to communications from Amnesty International.