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Iranian Americans call on U.S. to protect Iranian exiles in Iraq

Iranian Americans call on U.S. to protect Iranian exiles in Iraq
The Washington Post
By Katherine Shaver,
October 22, 2011
Hundreds of Iranian Americans rallied outside the White House on Saturday, saying they’re worried that the Obama administration’s newly announced plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by year’s end will leave 3,400 Iranian exiles vulnerable in a settlement […]

Maliki Forces Attack and Kill Residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq – April 8, 2011

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Lawmakers urge Obama to halt relocation of Iran dissidents

Agence France Presse
WASHINGTON (AFP) – US lawmakers Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to stop the Iraqi government’s forced relocation of Iranian dissidents from a border camp that has been closed down. After 24 years at Camp Ashraf, the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (PMOI), who were expelled for opposing the Islamic regime of Tehran, on Tuesday […]

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Speaks on the House Floor Regarding Camp Ashraf in Iraq

One Minute Remarks
Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Humanitarian Situation in Camp Ashraf
December 15, 2009
I rise to address what could develop into a humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq. Residents of Camp Ashraf, opponents of the Iranian regime who found a home in Iraq, appear to have been abandoned by the U.S. and other nations, as they are subjected to unlawful […]

Anglican Church leader concerned about Iraq’s Camp Ashraf

Reuters
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:29am EDT
LONDON (Reuters) – The spiritual head of the Anglican Church expressed concern Sunday about Iranian exiles living in a camp in Iraq, saying they faced “human rights violations” that needed to be addressed urgently. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said both the United States and the Iraqi government had a […]

Going, Ready or Not

By Mohammed Hussein
New York Times
BAGHDAD– The withdrawal of American forces from Iraqi city centers is a remarkable moment in Iraq’s modern history. The Iraqi government publicly celebrated that event as never before, linking it to the 1920 revolution against British forces in Iraq, and describing it as “the day of victory.”
But Iraqis have their worries: […]

Editorial: Camp Ashraf

In a letter to a British parliamentarian last month, a senior State Department official insisted that the United States was “doing its utmost” to ensure that Iraq’s government would treat 3,400 Iranian exiles living at Camp Ashraf in eastern Iraq “humanely.” Two weeks later, a clash between the exiles and Iraqi police left 11 Iranians […]

Eight reported killed as Iraqi forces attack Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf

29 July 2009
Eight people are reported to have been killed and up to 400 injured after Iraqi forces attacked
unarmed Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, on Tuesday. Amnesty International
has called on the Iraqi government to investigate the apparent excessive use of force by its security
forces.
Hundreds of armed security forces used bulldozers to force […]

Camp Ashraf is attacked by Iraqi Security Forces; 4 Killed, Hundreds Injured

July 27, 2009 Iraqi government spokesman, Ali Dabagh declared that, “the Iraqi government will take over the responsibility of internal security of Camp Ashraf.” (Al-Hura television, July 27, 2009)
July 28, 2009 Iraqi anti-riot police in full military gear and equipped with demolition and heavy combat equipment attacked the camp. Tear gas, batons, […]

Iraqi army besieges Iranian exile camp residents

BAGHDAD, March 16 (Reuters) – Iraqi forces have besieged a camp housing Iranian exiles in Iraq, residents and a security official said, after the national security adviser reiterated a vow to shut the place down.
A source at Iraq’s Interior Ministry said Iraqi soldiers surrounded Camp Ashraf on Thursday after residents resisted an attempt to clear […]