Camp Ashraf- Human Catastrophe
A report on the meeting of
Iranian Human Right Association in
Europe and North America
(Link to Video File)
On Thursday, March 6th, a number of human
right associations and MKO defectors attended a roundtable, investigating
the human aid to captured people of Camp Ashraf and TIPF; in the round table
which lasted the whole day, Mr. Masud Khodabandeh submitted a report on his
activities in Iraq during previous weeks, then they discussed the ways to
aid the Iranian captives of Ashraf and also harmonizing the efforts and
functional ways in order to accelerate their salvation.
About 3400 members of MKO whose lives are in
danger; are in Iraq and if the efforts to help them are not well organized,
we might encounter a human catastrophe. Therefore, all the associations in
the round table and the other associations (via telephone) decided to
dedicate their activities to the extradition of Iranians from Iraqi
territory and their survival out of Iraq.
During the round table Mrs. Batoul Soltani the
former member of MKO’s leadership Council who has recently left Camp Ashraf
and also TIPF and is now working as a responsible of Sahar Foundation in
Iraq, attended the meeting via telephone and was interviewed by Behzad
AliShahi. The attendees were also engaged in cooperation with Sahar
Foundation on its human rights activities. At the end a statement consisted
of seven articles was issued.
The resolution is as follows:
The statement on the support of Captured Iranians in Camp Ashraf
1. Regarding the situation of Iraq today and particularly the recent
confirmations made by Iraqi government on the trial of some members and the
expulsion of some others, the problem of the future of members of Ashraf and
helping them is absolutely a human problem and should be investigated
without any political tendency.
2. Regarding that the problem of members captured in Ashraf is absolutely a
human one, there is no difference between a defector and a non defector of
MKO and their ranks within the MKO. The priority is the support for the
principal human rights of the whole 3400 members.
3. Regarding the human emergency which dominates Ashraf and the serious
threatens for Ashraf members in Iraq and the documented reports of a
majority of International human rights organizations, the transfer of these
people to a third secure country (especially European or North American
countries) has the priority and we condemn any political abuse of such a
4. As the individuals or organization settles in Europe or North America, we
stress the necessity of the information given by mass media in order to
reflect the emergency and dangerous situation of Ashraf and we demand for
the concentration of all the associations on the problem.
5. We ask the entire Iranian forces, oppositions, groups and individuals in
abroad to forget their political opinions and try to do their best to rescue
their compatriots who once stepped in the way to achieve democracy and
freedom for their nation.
6. We declare our complete support for the families who are asking for their
minimum human rights including a private visit with the captives of Ashraf,
stating our readiness to assist Sahar Family Foundation in Europe and North
7. We ask the leader of Muajhedin Khalq Organization, Mr. Masud Rajavi and
his assistant Mrs. Maryam Rajavi and their foreign cooperators in Telaviv,
London and Washington especially their supporters’ committee in British
parliament to recognize the human rights of captured members in Camp Ashraf
after three decades and stop their obstructions and hostility that heightens
their pains, setting for a logic and human turn towards cooperation with
human right organization such as Sahar Family Foundation.
Iran Peyvand Association
Iran Qalam Association
Iran Pars Association
Iran Sabz Association
Iran Intelink Association
Norway Peace Association