- Posted September 3, 2013 by
Families of Iranian opposition members demonstrate in front of US embassy Brussels 2013-09-03
On Monday, 2 September at 4pm, Iranian community in Belgium demonstrated in front of the American Embassy in Brussels, asking President Obama to take immediate action regarding US legal obligation towards Iranian opposition members in Iraq.
Representative of divers associations condemn the cruel attack on Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf.
Sunday, 2013-09-02, Iraqi forces attacked defenceless refugees, members of the main Iranian opposition movement (MEK) in Camp Ashraf , using of Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), direct gunshots and mortars. The residents were executed on the spot after being arrested and handcuffed by the Iraqi forces. Iraqi authorities have prevented parliamentarians, lawyers or the media to have access to the camp.
Participants took one minute silent to remember the 52 people who killed in recent cruel attack and prayed for the survivors of this crime committed by Iraqi forces and ordered by Iranian Clerical regime.
In a letter, signed by Chairman of Belgian Senate, chairman of foreign affairs committee of senate, chairman of Women’s right committee of Senate & President of Belgian Committee of Parliamentarians for a Democratic Iran, they call on the Belgian Government, the EU and the US to immediately condemn this attack, investigate this crime and bring those responsible to justice.
This massacre of defenceless refugees, who all had the status of “protected persons” under the 4th Geneva Convention and were also declared “people of concern” by the UN High Commissioner of Refugees, is tantamount to a crime against humanity.
Since 2009 when US forces handed over the protection of Ashraf to the Iraqi forces, the camp has been attacked several times by Iraqi forces leading to nearly 100 innocent deaths and hundreds of injuries.
Demonstrators demand president Obama to take effective action to protect the remaining refugees and to fulfil the responsibilities of US towards 3000 Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty.