Iraqi Forces Imposing Psychological Torture Against Residents in Camp Ashraf


Since 26 October 2014, Iraqi forces have resorted to psychological torture of residents by playing clerical regime’s dirges in Farsi and Arabic during different hours of day and night using very powerful loudspeakers.

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This psychological torture, ongoing for 42 days now, is most tormenting to the patients who are in Section One of Camp Liberty which is the closest to these loudspeakers and has deprived the patients from sleep and rest.

The Iraqi forces are the same criminals who have for years massacred, imposed a siege, and psychologically tortured the residents in Camps Ashraf and Liberty. All these loudspeakers are set up in the camp’s police station and their sound waves are concentrated toward the dwelling quarters of the residents.

The residents warn of the consequences of this psychological torture that is a vivid case of crime against humanity whose perpetrators must be prosecuted and by reminding the repeated and written commitments of Obama’s administration and the United Nations regarding the security and wellbeing of Camp Liberty residents calls for their immediate intervention to end this psychological torture and the playing of dirges and for removing of the loudspeakers.

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One of the participants in the rally said: The implementation of this psychological torture, in addition to violating a great number of international conventions, including the Convention Against Torture, is a flagrant violation of the international law, and is a repetition of the 2year psychological torture of residents in camp Ashraf by agents of Iranian mullahs’ intelligence under the pretext of families of residents.

Shahriar Kia is a political analyst and human rights activist who is a member of Iranian opposition, PMOI. He graduated from Texas State University, USA. Connect with him on Twitter.