Iraq – Baghdad International Airport: Protest rally against Camp Liberty blockade

Jan 17
  • Print

Iran Probe
Sunday, 17 January 2016

Iran Probe: Residents of Camp Liberty protest against impose blockade
Following the 29 October 2015 rocket attack against Camp Liberty that left 24 residents killed, the residents reported the Iraqi government committee has intensified its blockade. The residents staged a rally protesting such measures. Al Jazeera TV news covered this rally in its nightly news program on January 16th:
“Residents of Camp Liberty, located close to Baghdad International Airport, staged a protest rally condemning the continuing siege imposed on the camp residents by Iraqi officials. The protesters, members of the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran who left their following the 1979 revolution, called on the United Nations and international community to live up to their commitments in providing their protection and lifting the blockade imposed by Iraqi officials on this camp. The camp residents also expressed their abhorrence regarding Baghdad officials’ hindrance and stonewalling the delivery of raw materials in order install cement walls to protect the camp that was the target of a rocket attack around three months ago, leaving dozens of residents killed and injured. 2,000 residents are currently living in Camp Liberty.”


Tagged under
Published in News

External Links

Two Misguided Reports

    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…