DOCUMENT - IRAQ: THREE IRANIAN MEN KILLED, MORE INJURED
UA: 1/14 Index: MDE 14/001/2014 Iraq Date: 2 January 2014
three iranian Men killed, more injured
Three Iranian exiles were killed and at least 70 others, all members of the People’s Mojahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI), were wounded on 26 December 2013 when Camp Liberty in Baghdad was attacked with rockets and mortars.
On the night of the 26 December three men, Mohammad Javad Saleh Tehrani, Mahmoud Bornafar and Abbas Namvar, were killed and at least 70 others injured during targeted rocket and mortar attacks of Camp Liberty in Baghdad. At least 3000 people, all members of the People’s Mojahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI), an Iranian opposition group are living in Camp Liberty. An Iraqi Shi’a militia group, al-Mukhtar Army, claimed responsibility for the attack. Amnesty International strongly condemns this fourth and latest attack on Camp Liberty and calls on the International community to act urgently on the cases that have already been submitted for resettlement.
On 25 December 2011 the UN and the Iraqi government agreed that around 3,400 members of the PMOI were to be moved from Camp Ashraf, about 60 km north-east of Baghdad in Diyala governorate, to Camp Liberty. The relocation began on 18 February 2012 and ended by mid-September 2012. However about 100 people were allowed to stay behind in Camp Ashraf in order to resolve remaining property issues. On 1 September 2013 52 of them were killed, when the camp was raided by armed men and the survivors were taken to Camp Liberty.
Please write immediately in Arabic, English or your own language:
Calling on the Iraqi authorities to conduct a prompt, thorough, independent, and impartial investigation into the attack and bring those responsible to justice;
Calling on them to ensure that security measures are put in place in Camp Liberty to ensure the safety and security of its residents.