On Friday, 9 September, the remaining Camp Liberty residents were relocated from Iraq to Europe.
13 years of heartbreak and painstaking work in defence of the security and rights of members and supporters of the Poeple’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) resulted in their release. The PMOI were originally in Camp Ashraf and later moved to Camp Liberty in Iraq. Over the years, many died, many of them killed by the Iranian regime or their Iraqi proxies. Now, all remaining members and supporters of the PMOI, after being officially accepted for resettlement by the government of Albania, moved to that country.
The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF), today expressed its happiness and joy for this great achievement by the Iranian Resistance. The committee issued a statement on the occasion.
Undoubtedly, today counts as a great and historic day for the democratic opposition and resistance of the Iranian people and all of us as supporters of this liberation movement. – The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom.
Over the past 13 years, the Iranian regime employed many destructive tactics in an effort to wipe out their PMOI opposition. Many PMOI died in attacks on the camp, and due to medical neglect orchestrated by Iran and successive Iraqi governments.
The people in Camp Ashraf and later Camp Liberty should have been protected by the U.S. government and the United Nations. Instead, they were essentially on their own. The US and the UN contributed to their protection only by issuing occasional statements of “outrage,” usually after another predictable massacre.
Over the 13 years, the Iranian regime provided “extensive financial and military support for the terrorist groups in Iraq, resulting in 8 missile attacks against the innocent residents of Camps Ashraf and Liberty,” the BPCIF statement said.
Those armed assaults left 141 residents dead, and hundreds wounded. Seven hostages, six of them women, were also removed from the camp by the attackers. The whereabouts and the condition of those seven is still unknown. They disappeared without a trace. The Iranian resistance says the intention of the criminal clerical Iranian regime was to either force the PMOI members to surrender or, more likely, to completely destroy the PMOI organisation.
The PMOI members in the two camps put up a heroic resistance, in the face of the Iranian regime’s expansive and destructive well-armed efforts. The only weapons the residents had were their bodies, their intelligence and their ability to rally countless international supporters in the Iranian resistance and beyond.
BPCIF acknowledged “the extensive and highly effective campaigns led by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) which were decisive in turning the international balance of power in favour of the Iranian people and their Resistance and against the religious dictatorship in Iran.”
The committee also declared their full support for the “recently launched international campaigns and lawsuits against those responsible for the massacre of more than 30 thousand political prisoners in the summer of 1988.”
NewsBlaze reported on the release of audio tapes made by Ayatollah Montazeri, Khomeini’s successor. In those tapes, Ayatollah Montazeri can be heard saying that the murders of the 30,000 people undermine the foundations of Iranian society. They also severely shook the regime.
The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom said it looks forward to regime change in Tehran. “A new era has begun in which we can clearly see the tides are turning fast towards a regime change in Iran and the fruition of the will of Iranian people for establishment human rights, and gender and religious equality and democracy.”
July 9, 2016 was the day an all-party parliamentary delegation from both Houses of the UK Parliament, attended the gathering of more than 100,000 supporters of the Iranian Resistance in Paris. At that gathering, a statement signed by more than 400 British parliamentarians supported the Iranian Resistance and Mrs Rajavi’s 10 point plan.
Alejo Vidal-Quadras, President, International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ), said “This is a major defeat for the mullahs and the final failure of its repeated criminal attempts to massacre all the residents in Camp Liberty. It is also a historic victory for the Iranian resistance and the Iranian people and all supporters of democracy and freedom in Iran which was achieved only due to the steadfastness of Ashraf and Liberty residents, and the leadership of Mrs Maryam Rajavi, as well as the international campaigns by many parliamentarians, political dignitaries, lawyers and brave supporters all over of the world.”
The ISJ says it will continue to support the aspirations of the Iranian people to establish freedom and democracy in Iran.
“With safe transfer of all Iranian resistance members in Camp Liberty out of the reach of the Iranian regime and its murderous militias, the people of Iran will now feel strengthened in their struggle for a democratic change to their country.” – Alejo Vidal-Quadras.
The BPCIF wants to see the British government, European Union, Unites States and other world leaders to stop their appeasement policy of Iran’s autocratic dictatorship. Millions of Iranians want peace and democracy in Iran.