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Camp Ashraf

Written declaration No. 472 | Doc. 12510 | 28 January 2011

Signatories:
Mr Mike HANCOCK, United Kingdom, ALDE ; Mr Francis AGIUS, Malta, EPP/CD ; Mr Pedro AGRAMUNT, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Miloš ALIGRUDIĆ, Serbia, EPP/CD ; Ms Karin ANDERSEN, Norway, UEL ; Lord Donald ANDERSON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Lenka ANDRÝSOVÁ, Czech Republic, ALDE ; Mr Florin Serghei ANGHEL, Romania, EPP/CD ; Ms Khadija ARIB, Netherlands, SOC ; Mr Viorel Riceard BADEA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Mr Joe BENTON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Deborah BERGAMINI, Italy, EPP/CD ; Ms Oksana BILOZIR, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Brian BINLEY, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Fernand BODEN, Luxembourg, EPP/CD ; Ms Rossana BOLDI, Italy, EDG ; Mr Márton BRAUN, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr André BUGNON, Switzerland, ALDE ; Ms Giuliana CARLINO, Italy, NR ; Mr Joan CARTES IVERN, Andorra, SOC ; Mr Georges CHARALAMBOPOULOS, Greece, SOC ; Mr Igor CHERNYSHENKO, Russian Federation, EDG ; Ms Lolita ČIGĀNE, Latvia, EPP/CD ; Mr Boriss CILEVIČS, Latvia, SOC ; Mr Agustín CONDE, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Michael CONNARTY, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Alain COUSIN, France, EPP/CD ; Mr Joseph DEBONO GRECH, Malta, SOC ; Mr Arcadio DÍAZ TEJERA, Spain, SOC ; Mr Jim DOBBIN, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Jānis DOMBRAVA, Latvia, NR ; Mr Jeffrey DONALDSON, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Miljenko DORIĆ, Croatia, ALDE ; Mr Jean DORION, Canada ; Ms Daphné DUMERY, Belgium, NR ; Mr József ÉKES, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Lydie ERR, Luxembourg, SOC ; Ms Daniela FILIPIOVÁ, Czech Republic, EDG ; Mr Axel E. FISCHER, Germany, EPP/CD ; Ms Jana FISCHEROVÁ, Czech Republic, EDG ; Mr Paul FLYNN, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Stanislav FOŘT, Slovak Republic, ALDE ; Mr Bernard FOURNIER, France, EPP/CD ; Ms Pernille FRAHM, Denmark, UEL ; Mr Hans FRANKEN, Netherlands, EPP/CD ; Mr Erich Georg FRITZ, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr György FRUNDA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Sir Roger GALE, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Tamás GAUDI NAGY, Hungary, NR ; Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Paolo GIARETTA, Italy, ALDE ; Mr Martin GRAF, Austria, NR ; Mr Andreas GROSS, Switzerland, SOC ; Ms Ana GUŢU, Republic of Moldova, ALDE ; Ms Azra HADŽIAHMETOVIĆ, Bosnia and Herzegovina, ALDE ; Mr Holger HAIBACH, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Andres HERKEL, Estonia, EPP/CD ; Mr Jim HOOD, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Péter HOPPÁL, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Anette HÜBINGER, Germany, EPP/CD ; Ms Sinikka HURSKAINEN, Finland, SOC ; Mr Jean HUSS, Luxembourg, SOC ; Mr Shpëtim IDRIZI, Albania, ALDE ; Lord Richard INGLEWOOD, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Mladen IVANIĆ, Bosnia and Herzegovina, EPP/CD ; Mr Igor IVANOVSKI, ''The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'', SOC ; Mr Tadeusz IWIŃSKI, Poland, SOC ; Mr Mogens JENSEN, Denmark, SOC ; Mr Čedomir JOVANOVIĆ, Serbia, ALDE ; Mr Antti KAIKKONEN, Finland, ALDE ; Mr Reijo KALLIO, Finland, SOC ; Mr Ferenc KALMÁR, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Giorgi KANDELAKI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Mr Charles KENNEDY, United Kingdom, ALDE ; Mr Haluk KOÇ, Turkey, SOC ; Ms Kateřina KONEČNÁ, Czech Republic, UEL ; Mr Albrecht KONEČNÝ, Austria, SOC ; Mr Juha KORKEAOJA, Finland, ALDE ; Mr László KOSZORÚS, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Elvira KOVÁCS, Serbia, EPP/CD ; Mr Tiny KOX, Netherlands, UEL ; Mr Václav KUBATA, Czech Republic, EPP/CD ; Mr Pavol KUBOVIČ, Slovak Republic, EPP/CD ; Mr Franz Eduard KÜHNEL, Austria, EPP/CD ; Ms Dalia KUODYTĖ, Lithuania, ALDE ; Mr Jaakko LAAKSO, Finland, UEL ; Mr Markku LAUKKANEN, Finland, ALDE ; Sir Edward LEIGH, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Aleksei LOTMAN, Estonia, UEL ; Ms Yuliya L'OVOCHKINA, Ukraine, EDG ; Mr Michael L. MacDONALD, Canada ; Mr Theo MAISSEN, Switzerland, EPP/CD ; Mr Yevhen MARMAZOV, Ukraine, UEL ; Mr Bernard MARQUET, Monaco, ALDE ; Sir Alan MEALE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Ermira MEHMETI DEVAJA, ''The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'', SOC ; Ms Ana Catarina MENDES, Portugal, SOC ; Mr Patrick MORIAU, Belgium, SOC ; Ms Lilja MÓSESDÓTTIR, Iceland, UEL ; Mr João Bosco MOTA AMARAL, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Mr Alejandro MUÑOZ-ALONSO, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Gebhard NEGELE, Liechtenstein, EPP/CD ; Mr Pasquale NESSA, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Laurent NOUVION, Monaco, EPP/CD ; Ms Sandra OSBORNE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Mikael OSCARSSON, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Mr Oleg PANTELEEV, Russian Federation, EDG ; Mr Tudor PANŢIRU, Romania, SOC ; Mr Valery PARFENOV, Russian Federation, EDG ; Mr Peter PELLEGRINI, Slovak Republic, SOC ; Mr Alexander POCHINOK, Russian Federation, EDG ; Ms Zaruhi POSTANJYAN, Armenia, EPP/CD ; Mr Jørgen POULSEN, Denmark, ALDE ; Mr Christos POURGOURIDES, Cyprus, EPP/CD ; Mr John PRESCOTT, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Jakob PRESEČNIK, Slovenia, EPP/CD ; Mr Gabino PUCHE, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Lluís Maria de PUIG i OLIVE, Spain, SOC ; Ms Maria Pilar RIBA FONT, Andorra, SOC ; Ms Luisa ROSEIRA, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Ms Tatiana ROSOVÁ, Slovak Republic, EPP/CD ; Mr Indrek SAAR, Estonia, SOC ; Mr Giacomo SANTINI, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Kimmo SASI, Finland, EPP/CD ; Mr Leander SCHÄDLER, Liechtenstein, EPP/CD ; Mr Luc SEVENHANS, Belgium, NR ; Mr Jim SHERIDAN, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Sergey SOBKO, Russian Federation, UEL ; Mr Serhiy SOBOLEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Yury SOLONIN, Russian Federation, EDG ; Ms Maria STAVROSITU, Romania, EPP/CD ; Ms Arūnė STIRBLYTĖ, Lithuania, ALDE ; Mr Yanaki STOILOV, Bulgaria, SOC ; Mr Fiorenzo STOLFI, San Marino, SOC ; Ms Tineke STRIK, Netherlands, SOC ; Ms Doris STUMP, Switzerland, SOC ; Ms Melinda SZÉKYNÉ SZTRÉMI, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Joan TORRES PUIG, Andorra, ALDE ; Ms Anette TRETTEBERGSTUEN, Norway, SOC ; Mr Petré TSISKARISHVILI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Mr Mihai TUDOSE, Romania, SOC ; Ms Tuulikki UKKOLA, Finland, EPP/CD ; Mr Tomáš ÚLEHLA, Czech Republic, EDG ; Mr Egidijus VAREIKIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Mr Stefaan VERCAMER, Belgium, EPP/CD ; Ms Birutė VĖSAITĖ, Lithuania, SOC ; Mr Luigi VITALI, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Luca VOLONTÈ, Italy, EPP/CD ; Ms Tatiana VOLOZHINSKAYA, Russian Federation, EDG ; Ms Karin S. WOLDSETH, Norway, EDG ; Ms Gisela WURM, Austria, SOC ; Mr Jordi XUCLÀ, Spain, ALDE ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD
Thesaurus

On 7 January 2011, the assault on Camp Ashraf, in which Iraqi forces participated, left 176 residents, including 91 women, injured. Iraqi forces denied medical treatment to the injured and expelled them from the hospital. Some 180 loudspeakers have been used to psychologically torture the residents since February 2010. On 5 January, Iran’s foreign minister urged the Iraqi Prime Minister to increase practical measures against Ashraf. Under the supervision of the Committee to Close Ashraf in the Prime Minister’s office, the siege of Ashraf over the past two years, including medical restrictions, has led to the death of two residents. The raid on 28-29 July 2009 left 11 residents killed and 500 injured.

The recent measures seriously violate the 4th Geneva Convention which applies to Ashraf residents, and accordingly to the 27 December 2010 ruling by a Spanish court and the statute of the International Criminal Court are considered “war crimes”.

The United Nations and the United States must guarantee the protection of Ashraf.

We urge the Parliamentary Assembly member states to:

  • convince the Iraqi Government to dissolve the Ashraf Closure Committee and place Ashraf’s dossier under the supervision of the Iraqi Parliament;
  • to end immediately the psychological torture of the residents by Iranian intelligence agents using 180 loudspeakers.

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