- Posted July 25, 2012 by
- Mouloud Aounit, honorary MRAP chairman and friend of Ashraf residents, passed away
- Prominent Shiite clerics in Lebanon call on all Shiites to support Syrian revolution
- Catastrophic quake in NW Iran; mullahs covering up widespread proportions of casualties and destruction
- Iraqi government prevents burial of corpses of three residents of Ashraf and Liberty
- At least 14 of Iranian regime elements arrested in Syria are senior IRGC commanders
260 Belgian mayors call on UN to urgently improve conditions in Liberty
We call on the UN to urgently improve conditions in Camp Liberty, immediately provide humanitarian necessities
Senator Dirk Claes: No forcible relocation to Camp Liberty must take place until specific guarantees are provided to fulfill agreements
Belgian Senate Women’s Committee calls for increasing humanitarian support for Ashraf-Liberty residents
Belgian mayors Statement on Ashraf and Liberty
3400 Iranian refugees, the most important dissidents of the Iranian regime who seek peace and democracy in their country and have lived in Ashraf for many years, accepted a peaceful solution for their transfer to Camp Liberty near Baghdad. However, Liberty falls short of minimum international standards.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has described this camp as a prison due to the fact that 3400 individuals must live in a half a kilometer squared perimeter, and this small camp is surrounded by tall concrete walls and Iraqi armed units. The residents also have no freedom of movement or any access to their lawyers. This camp faces serious shortages in drinking water and electricity.
We are very concerned of these conditions and condemn the rights violations of Iranian dissidents in camps Ashraf and Liberty.
We call on the United Nations to take immediate action to improve the conditions in Camp Liberty, including armed forces evacuating the camp, allowing construction and providing humanitarian necessities especially for the ill.
We call on the Belgian government to actively support the rights of these refugees.