Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty stage protest rally

Feb 25
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Protests against the siege imposed on Camp Libety
Protests against the siege imposed on Camp Libety

Iran Probe
Thursday, 25 February 2016

Al Jazeera Arabic TV reported that Iranian refugees residing in Camp Liberty located west of Baghdad held a protest rally demanding international protection and condemning what they called a blockade imposed on them by Iraqi security forces. The residents of this camp, home to members of opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, said they have faced numerous rocket attacks leaving a number of the residents killed. Protesters raised placards calling on the United Nations and human rights organizations to save their lives, lift the siege and protect them against rocket attacks.

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