Nouri Al-Maliki Responsible for Whereabouts of Camp Ashraf Hostages


Documents presentable to the courts show Camp Ashraf hostages are personally controlled by Nouri al-Maliki

Nouri al-Malik personally gave orders to continuously change the location that hostages are being held, alter the method used for their relocation and replace the prison personnel and those who guard or interrogate the hostages

According to information and documents obtained by the Iranian resistance from inside the Iranian regime, Nouri al-Maliki personally follows the issue of seven Camp Ashraf hostages and determines how and where to keep them.

According to these documents which are presentable to any international competent court of law, in a meeting with a number of security officials in late September, Maliki ordered additional measures be taken to keep the location of seven Camp Ashraf hostages secret and subject them to criminal behavior.

Some of such measures that have been put on the agenda include: Change in methods used for transferring the Camp Ashraf hostages from one location to the other, regular and continuous change of their detention location, and change of prison personnel, guards, and interrogators.

By emphasizing the fact that these documents remove any doubts about the role of Iraqi government and Maliki in the massacre and mass execution of members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Camp Ashraf and kidnapping of the seven residents, the Iranian resistance urges the U.S. government and the UN to immediately intervene and end this state kidnapping which is an obvious example of a crime against humanity and to compel Maliki to release the hostages.

US and UN Silent On Human Right Crime

Recalling the direct responsibility of the U.S. government and UN regarding the safety and security of the hostages and emphasizing that silence in the face of crimes against humanity and state kidnapping is a disgrace for contemporary humanity, the Iranian Resistance is ready to provide explanations and details of the presence of the 7 hostages in Iraq to the relevant U.S. and UN authorities.

Lack of acknowledgement to the presence of hostages in Iraq or denying their presence in Iraq is just a cover for inaction in the face of this great crime against humanity.

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.