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Camp Ashraf massacre

Written declaration No. 476 | Doc. 12588 | 13 April 2011

Signatories:
Mr Brian BINLEY, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Humberto AGUILAR CORONADO, Mexico ; Lord Donald ANDERSON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Mörður ÁRNASON, Iceland, SOC ; Mr Alexandros ATHANASIADIS, Greece, SOC ; Mr Daniel BACQUELAINE, Belgium, ALDE ; Mr Mario BARBI, Italy, ALDE ; Mr Alexander van der BELLEN, Austria, SOC ; Mr Joe BENTON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Roland BLUM, France, EPP/CD ; Ms Rossana BOLDI, Italy, EDG ; Mr Márton BRAUN, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Bożenna BUKIEWICZ, Poland, EPP/CD ; Ms Giuliana CARLINO, Italy, ALDE ; Mr Georges CHARALAMBOPOULOS, Greece, SOC ; Mr Agustín CONDE, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Michael CONNARTY, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Alain COUSIN, France, EPP/CD ; Mr Vladimiro CRISAFULLI, Italy, SOC ; Mr Andrzej CWIERZ, Poland, EDG ; Ms Lena DĄBKOWSKA-CICHOCKA, Poland, EDG ; Mr Per DALGAARD, Denmark, EDG ; Mr Geraint DAVIES, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Giovanna DEBONO, Malta, EPP/CD ; Mr Joseph DEBONO GRECH, Malta, SOC ; Mr Armand De DECKER, Belgium, ALDE ; Mr Arcadio DÍAZ TEJERA, Spain, SOC ; Mr Jim DOBBIN, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Jānis DOMBRAVA, Latvia, NR ; Mr Jeffrey DONALDSON, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr József ÉKES, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Joseph FALZON, Malta, EPP/CD ; Mr Joseph FENECH ADAMI, Malta, EPP/CD ; Ms Blanca FERNÁNDEZ-CAPEL BAÑOS, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Stanislav FOŘT, Slovak Republic, ALDE ; Mr Bernard FOURNIER, France, EPP/CD ; Ms Pernille FRAHM, Denmark, UEL ; Mr Hans FRANKEN, Netherlands, EPP/CD ; Mr Martin FRONC, Slovak Republic, EPP/CD ; Mr György FRUNDA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Sir Roger GALE, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Jean-Charles GARDETTO, Monaco, EPP/CD ; Mr Marco GATTI, San Marino, EPP/CD ; Mr Paolo GIARETTA, Italy, ALDE ; Ms Annick GIRARDIN, France, SOC ; Ms Annette GROTH, Germany, UEL ; Ms Ana GUŢU, Republic of Moldova, ALDE ; Mr Mike HANCOCK, United Kingdom, ALDE ; Mr Gábor HARANGOZÓ, Hungary, SOC ; Ms Olha HERASYM'YUK, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Andres HERKEL, Estonia, EPP/CD ; Mr Jim HOOD, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Sinikka HURSKAINEN, Finland, SOC ; Mr Stanisław HUSKOWSKI, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Jean HUSS, Luxembourg, SOC ; Mr Tadeusz IWIŃSKI, Poland, SOC ; Mr José Luis JAIME CORREA, Mexico ; Ms Stella JANTUAN, Republic of Moldova, SOC ; Ms Francine JOHN-CALAME, Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Ferenc KALMÁR, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Virág KAUFER, Hungary, SOC ; Mr Albrecht KONEČNÝ, Austria, SOC ; Mr Rom KOSTŘICA, Czech Republic, EPP/CD ; Mr Pavol KUBOVIČ, Slovak Republic, EPP/CD ; Mr Franz Eduard KÜHNEL, Austria, EPP/CD ; Sir Edward LEIGH, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Aleksei LOTMAN, Estonia, UEL ; Mr Dirk Van der MAELEN, Belgium, SOC ; Mr Bernard MARQUET, Monaco, ALDE ; Mr Frano MATUŠIĆ, Croatia, EPP/CD ; Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER, Switzerland, SOC ; Sir Alan MEALE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Assunta MELONI, San Marino, ALDE ; Mr Péter MIHALOVICS, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Patrick MORIAU, Belgium, SOC ; Mr Juan MOSCOSO DEL PRADO, Spain, SOC ; Mr Alejandro MUÑOZ-ALONSO, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Gebhard NEGELE, Liechtenstein, EPP/CD ; Mr Pasquale NESSA, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Fritz NEUGEBAUER, Austria, EPP/CD ; Ms Mirosława NYKIEL, Poland, EPP/CD ; Ms Sandra OSBORNE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Maureen O'SULLIVAN, Ireland, NR ; Mr Alexander POCHINOK, Russian Federation, EDG ; Mr Gabino PUCHE, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Carmen QUINTANILLA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr François ROCHEBLOINE, France, EPP/CD ; Mr Indrek SAAR, Estonia, SOC ; Mr Leander SCHÄDLER, Liechtenstein, EPP/CD ; Mr Jim SHERIDAN, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Serhiy SOBOLEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Martha Leticia SOSA GOVEA, Mexico ; Mr Fiorenzo STOLFI, San Marino, SOC ; Ms Tineke STRIK, Netherlands, SOC ; Ms Rita STRODE, Latvia, ALDE ; Mr Vilmos SZABÓ, Hungary, SOC ; Mr Mehmet TEKELİOĞLU, Turkey, EPP/CD ; Mr Joan TORRES PUIG, Andorra, ALDE ; Ms Anette TRETTEBERGSTUEN, Norway, SOC ; Mr Egidijus VAREIKIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Mr Stefaan VERCAMER, Belgium, EPP/CD ; Mr Luca VOLONTÈ, Italy, EPP/CD ; Ms Karin S. WOLDSETH, Norway, EDG ; Ms Gisela WURM, Austria, SOC ; Mr Jordi XUCLÀ, Spain, ALDE ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD
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On 8 April 2011, on the orders of Prime Minister Nuri Maliki and at the behest of the Iranian regime, 2500 Iraqi armed forces in 140 armoured vehicles attacked defenceless and unarmed Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf, killing at least 34 residents, including 8 women, and injuring more than 300 others. The Iraqi forces indiscriminately shot residents and armoured vehicles ran them over. They also shelled residential areas.

Ashraf residents are "protected persons" under the Fourth Geneva Convention and international law. This military attack against Ashraf is a "crime against humanity" and a "war crime".

We demand that:

  • the United Nations, the United States and the European Union act immediately to halt the massacre and urgently ensure the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Camp Ashraf;
  • the United States immediately intervenes and transfers the wounded to the United States military hospital for urgent treatment;
  • the United States and United Nations take control over the safety and security of the camp;
  • the United Nations set up a permanent monitoring team in Camp Ashraf to prevent breaches of the residents' rights.

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