Increasing Police Stations in Camp Liberty

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NCRI – In the afternoon of Monday March 12 and the morning of Tuesday March 13, Iraqi armed forces opened up a 5-meter wide section of Camp Liberty wall and stationed police forces there.

These points are at 10-meter distance from living and rest area of the residents. Therefore the number of police posts have been increased to seven. This is a clear threat to the residents and paves the way for attacking the residents.

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Earlier on February 27th, residents of Ashraf and Liberty in separate letters signed by all of the residents to UN Secretary General, his Special Representative and the US Secretary of State had stated their minimum assurances for the transfer of the remaining residents from Ashraf to Liberty, the most important of which was the withdrawal of police and Iraqi armed forces from Liberty.

The Iranian resistance stresses that the presence of police and Iraqi armed forces in Liberty’s small area is a source of tension and a preamble for suppression of the residents, and urges the UN and the US government to act immediately for the withdrawal of these forces from Liberty, which is a residential and unarmed location.

Shahriar Kia is a member of the Iranian opposition (PMOI /MEK). He is a human rights activist and political analyst on Iran and the Middle East.