NGO Conference in Geneva on the Urgency of Protection of Camp Liberty Refugees in Iraq - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

NGO Conference in Geneva on the Urgency of Protection of Camp Liberty Refugees in Iraq

Posted: Updated:

The plight of thousands of Iranian Resistance members in Iraq was the subject of a conference initiated by five nongovernmental organizations today at United Nations Headquarters here.

GENEVA – March 20, 2014 /MM-prReach/ —

The plight of thousands of Iranian Resistance members in Iraq was the subject of a conference initiated by five nongovernmental organizations today at United Nations Headquarters in Geneva.

The conference, titled “The Urgency of Protection of Camp Liberty Refugees in Iraq,” was organized by Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amiti entre les peoples )MRAP); the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty; the Women’s Human Rights International Association (WHRIA); and the France Liberts, Fondation Danielle Mitterrand, International Educational Development (IED). Speakers included Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the Iranian Resistance; Bernard Kouchner, former French foreign minister, and Linda Chavez, the former White House Director of Public Liaison and former member of the UN subcommittee for the promotion and protection of Human Rights, representing the U.S.

The conferees strongly condemned the attacks of the Iraqi government, acting at the behest of the Iranian regime, against Iranian refugees in Camps Ashraf and Liberty in Iraq. They cited the fact that more than 100 refugees have been killed, many more wounded, and seven taken hostage, six of them women. In addition, conditions at Camp Liberty, which they said were almost subhuman from the start, have become even worse.

They urged an independent, comprehensive and in-depth investigation about these “crimes” by the UN, and cited a UN report of September 3 stating that “all killed suffered gunshots, most of them in the head and upper body, and several of them have been handcuffed. The conferees described Camp Liberty, where the inhabitants were forcibly moved more than two years ago, as a prison and urged speedy relocation of all the residents, even temporarily, to Europe or the U.S. Mrs. Rajavi asked the international community, especially the US and the EU, and the UN to refer the dire situation of Camp Liberty to the UN Security Council.

Speakers at the conference strongly condemned Iran’s deteriorating human rights situation during Rouhani’s presidency, including the execution of at least 176 people since the beginning of 2014, and urged the Security Council to act on this issue. They based their action on the Secretary General’s report to the UN Human Rights Council on March 11 that “Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has failed to fulfill campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election.”

There also was discussion about the nuclear talks between Iran and the West and Iran’s meddling in other areas, but the prime focus was on the refugees at Camps Liberty and Ashraf. The conferees agreed that the situation has become more intolerable every day, and they feared more attacks and more deaths if the international community does not act speedily

Contact Info:
Name: Sweta Patel
Email: sp4387@gmail.com
Phone: 7605831008
Organization: National Council of Resistance of Iran

For more information about us, please visit http://www.prreach.com/pr/5238

Source: http://www.prreach.com/pr/5238

ReleaseID: 36992

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • In somber ceremony, Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

    In somber ceremony, Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:47:58 GMT
    CNNCNN
    (CNN) -- A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.More >>
    (CNN) -- A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.More >>
  • Washington family says dog reunited with Texas family belongs to them

    Washington family says dog reunited with Texas family belongs to them

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:25:07 GMT
    It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago. The little white dog escaped while the Millers were visiting family in Balch Springs.More >>
    It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago. The little white dog escaped while the Millers were visiting family in Balch Springs.More >>
  • ‘Operation Coyote’ targets human smuggling networks

    ‘Operation Coyote’ targets human smuggling networks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:43:13 GMT
    photo: (ICE)photo: (ICE)
    WASHINGTON (KYTX) — In a news conference Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol and U.S. Deputy Attorney General announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley.More >>
    WASHINGTON (KYTX) — In a news conference Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol and U.S. Deputy Attorney General announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.