Amnesty International is concerned that some 3,250 Iranian long term residents of Iraq whoRead More Download
reside at Camp New Iraq, 60 kilometres north of Baghdad, are at serious risk of severe
human rights violations if the Iraqi government goes ahead with its plans to force the closure
of the camp by the end of December 2011.
Iraq: Amnesty International urges Iraqi Prime Minister to address killings and detentions of Camp Ashraf residents
Amnesty International has expressed its deep concern to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki aboutRead More Download
killings and other abuses committed by Iraqi security forces when seizing control of Camp Ashraf
in Diyala province, home to some 3,400 Iranian exiles, on 28-29 July 2009, and the continuing
detention without charge or trial of 36 camp residents who have been held since then. At least
nine camp residents were shot dead and others sustained serious injuries when Iraqi security
forces stormed into the camp, driving vehicles into crowds of protesting residents and using live
ammunition apparently without adequate justification.