The UN is being urged to investigate the brutal massacre of 52 Iranian exiles in Iraq at Camp Ashraf on September 1st while under international protection. It was an act of premeditated murder. Iran was behind it.
The victims were members of the People’s Mujahedeen Organisation of Iran (PMOI).
Another 42 of the people in the organization who were in the camp escaped to Camp Liberty, a former US military installation. They are still in grave danger.
Seven others in the PMOI survived but are being held in a prison awaiting transfer to Iran where they will be executed.
The group formed in the 1960’s to oppose the Shah of Iran. They agreed to lay down their arms in exchange for international protection. The head of the group is a woman, Maryam Radjavi.
Maryam Radjavi, appeals to the UN for help
She has appealed to the UN for help.
“I call on the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, to take the necessary urgent measures to save these hostages. A first step would be a call for their liberation,” Radjavi, head of the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran, told a conference at the U.N. in Geneva.
She reminded the UN that the seven hostages are asylum seekers and are protected under the Geneva Convention.
The PMOI was on the terrorist list but were removed by Great Britain when they agreed to follow a peaceful path.
They have been enormously helpful to our generals and have assisted Israelis.
When we left Iraq, Mr. Obama did not arrange for a status of forces agreement and, as a result, these people are being left to be slaughtered.
The US should be airlifting these people out of there now.
Iran, even as they are attempting to seduce our administration, is arranging for massacres.
We abandoned our people in Benghazi. Will we abandon these people? It will send some message if we do.
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Photos of the carnage can be viewed on this link, but be forewarned that they are very graphic.