Earlier this week, Shahriar Kia reported Iraq: Iran Qods Force Agents At Camp Liberty Under False Cover of Family Members.
Now, the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) has issued a statement regarding Tehran’s ominous campaign against the Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty.
The Iraqi government controls everything relating to the ironically names Camp Liberty, near the Baghdad airport. The security there is so tight that nobody can get in or out without the Iraqi military and the government knowing.
The BPCIF issued a warning in its press release, that the Iranian regime is implementing new efforts to “use its political proxies and allies in Iraq to increase pressure on members of the Iranian opposition, the PMOI, living in Camp Liberty, Iraq.”
The Iranian Embassy in Iraq is working closely with an Iraqi government official called Faleh Fayyad. Fayyad heads the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Liberty residents, and it is reported that he recently assisted Iranian Intelligence Ministry (MOIS) and the regime’s Quds Force to access Camp Liberty.
Fayyad knows these people are not family members of the residents wishing to go to the camp gates for family visits. That is the weak subterfuge they are using to get to the camp residents.
Here is what the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom says in its press release:
These agents were transferred in a minibus from Baghdad to the police station near Camp Liberty entrance and started to chant threatening and provocative slogans against the residents as soon as they got there. The ominous intentions of this campaign was exposed when many of those dispatched to the camp, claimed they were relatives of those who have already been relocated outside of Iraq under UNHCR supervision.
Those familiar with the situation in Iraq and Camp Liberty’s geographical location near Baghdad’s International Airport know that this would be impossible without the active participation of some Iraqi governmental officials, given the number of checkpoints that must be passed before arriving at Camp Liberty.
This is a very alarming development reminiscent of a similar campaign from 2010 to 2011 by the Iranian regime, when refugees, then in Camp Ashraf, were subjected to psychological torture with 320 loudspeakers on a daily basis. Sadly, the International Community failed to respond appropriately to the threats by the regime’s henchmen outside Camp Ashraf at the time. This tragically led to several deadly attacks against these refugees, where over 100 lost their lives.
As the British committee notes, this is not the first time this kind of situation has arisen. It happened when the residents were in Camp Ashraf, and that time, the residents were exposed to a daily torturous campaign of loud noises from 320 loudspeakers.
The United Nations and the United States are supposed to be protecting the camp residents, but they are obviously not – or they are complicit in the plan to torture or kill the camp residents.
The press release continues:
Beside jeopardising the safety and security of these defenceless refugees and preparing the grounds for yet another humanitarian catastrophe in Camp Liberty, this type of campaign masterminded by Tehran is a clear intervention in Iraq’s domestic affairs.
The release puts the Government of Iraq, the Iraqi Prime Minister Dr Heidar Al-Abadi, the United Nation and the U.S. on notice that the world is watching their inaction.
We therefore urge the Government of Iraq, the Iraqi Prime Minister Dr Heidar Al-Abadi, the UN and the U.S. to take urgent and decisive action, in accordance to previous assurances, to put an immediate end to such an ominous campaign against the Iranian refugees currently residing at Camp Liberty before it is too late.
There is also a call to action for the United Nations, the UK government and the U.S. government.
Furthermore, we call on the UN, the UK and the U.S. governments to pressure the Government of Dr Al-Abadi to dismiss officials, like Faleh Fayyad, with known ties to the Iranian regime, from the Governmental Committee in charge of the camp and its security. Failing to do so will only embolden the Iranian regime to plot more deadly attacks against these refugees in an effort to annihilate the main and most organised Iranian opposition against its theocratic rule.
The usual response from the UN and the U.S. is silence.