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Medical Siege

Medical Siege

The right of free access to healthcare for the residents of Camp Liberty is also violated by the Iraq government. This grave violation of both medical and basic human rights principles has resulted in the rapid deterioration of the health conditions in the camp and even in death of some. In a letter delivered to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the World Medical Association wrote, “According to testimonies and reports from human rights organizations the basic rights of the 2700 residents - such as access to physicians and medicine, the confidentiality of physician-patient relationship or the right of patients to have interpreter and accompanying nurses when needed – are frequently violated”. “Furthermore, numerous reported cases relate to situations where hospitalization of patients and purchase of medicine have been prevented. Other examples include cancellation of medical appointments, delayed transfers of patients to hospital, or denial of permission to travel outside the Camp to receive treatment.”

Healthcare in Camp Liberty, Baghdad, Iraq
World Medical Journal A large number of Iranian  refugees, members of PMOI, an opposition to the Iranian regime, are forced to live in Camp Liberty,…
Camp Ashraf Hospital used to be equipped with surgery room
Legal and medical Aspects of current health care blockade on Camp Liberty residents who are all designated as People of Concern by UNHCR and protected…
The public healthcare center in Camp Liberty; insufficient for Camp Liberty residents
Fact sheet Public Health and Healthcare in Camp Liberty Baghdad – Iraq Legal and medical Aspects of current health care blockade on Camp Liberty residents who…
World Medical Association (WMA) logo
WMA Website10 November 2014 The World Medical Association has expressed its extreme concern to the Iraqi Prime Minister about "worrying health conditions" in Camp Liberty,…
Camp Liberty- medical restrictions
Healthcare before and after 2009 in Ashraf It is noteworthy to emphasize that the public health standards of former Ashraf residents were at the attainable…
PMOI / MEK member Mohammad Hadi Taali passes away in Albania as the 26th martyr of medical blockade
Dozens of letters by Hadi Taali and residents’ representatives to UN and U.S. officials, Camp Liberty Daily Reports, and the criminal role of Iraqi forces…

External Links

Two Misguided Reports

  • HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    On 18 May 2005, the US based Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) issued a 28-page report (“the HRW Report”) concerning the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (“PMOI / MEK”).  Entitled ‘No Exit: Human Rights Abuses Inside the MKO Camps’, the HRW Report was essentially based on 12 hours of telephone interviews with 12…
  • Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    The RAND National Defense Research Institute published in July 2009 the report The Mujahedin-e Khalq: A Policy Conundrum for the Multi-National Force-Iraq, Task Force 134 (Detainee Operations). The report focuses on the circumstances surrounding the detention of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) at Camp Ashraf and “whether MeK members were taken into custody…