Volume: 1 - Issue:  430
2 September 2013
Iran Update



We are delighted to present you with the current issue of Iran Update, a publication of International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI).  You can see ISDCI's latest events on our website at: International Conferences 

Massacre of Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf Iraq Videos, Photos: Massacre of Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf, Iraq

Photos and videos reveal the wounded Iranian refugees were killed in Camp Ashraf clinic while receiving treatment. Majority of those killed have been shot in the head. A number of residents killed while they had been handcuffed.
Iraqi forces returned and killed the wounded residents..
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Maryam Rajavi: Camp Ashraf massacre aimed at paving way for attack on Camp Liberty
Joint objective of Iraqi government and clerical regime in the September 1st massacre requires an Independent and impartial investigations with presence of representatives and lawyers of residents. It is necessary in preventing a recurrence of crime against humanity..Read On
UNAMI chief visiting Camp Ashraf urged by ex-colleague to reveal truth on Iranian dissidents massacre UNAMI chief visiting Camp Ashraf urged by ex-colleague to reveal truth on Iranian dissidents massacre

Tahar Boumedra, former Chief of UNAMI Human Rights Office & former Advisor to SRSG on Ashraf wrote in an open letter to the Acting SRSG for Iraq: "I urge the Acting SRSG to have the courage to stand up for the truth. History will haunt anyone who will hide the truth about the extra-judicial executions of 52 defenceless civilians."... Read On 

Iraq: Impartial investigation of Camp Ashraf deaths crucial
Amnesty International

On previous occasions the Iraqi authorities have failed to conduct effective investigations into attacks on camps housing Iranian exiles. This has meant that no one has been held accountable for these incidents, and that residents live in constant fear for their safety...Read On

US State Department U.S. Condemns Attack at Camp Ashraf in Iraq
US State Department

The United States strongly condemns the terrible events that took place at Camp Ashraf today, which according to various reports resulted in the deaths of and injuries to numerous camp residents.

Our condolences go out to the families of the victims and those who were injured in today's violence..Read On 

Canada Condemns Latest Violence in Iraq
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today issued the following statement:
"Canada condemns the attack that has taken the lives of scores of residents in a camp housing Iranian exiles northeast of Baghdad.
"Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of the victims of this senseless violence. We also wish a full recovery to those injured.
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Rome condemns deaths at Iranian dissident camp

Italy's foreign minister Emma Bonino has deplored the loss of lives at a camp in Iraq for Iranian dissidents, who say dozens of residents lost lives there Sunday in an attack by security forces.
"This is a very serious incident which arouses deep concern. The loss of human lives is completely unacceptable and must be condemned with the utmost firmness," Bonino said on Monday...
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British  Foreign Office Minister condemns violence at Camp Ashraf, Iraq
United Kingdom Foreign Office Statement

"I am appalled to hear of the violence at Camp Ashraf in Iraq, which we understand has resulted in the death of many camp residents. We condemn this utterly, and our thoughts go out to the families of the victims...Read On 

UNHCR statement on today's attack on Iraq's Camp Ashraf
United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR has received reports this morning of an attack on Camp Ashraf, in eastern Iraq.
While we are still seeking detail of what occurred it appears that deadly force has been used and that a number of people have been killed or wounded. UNHCR strongly condemns this attack. The use of violence against a civilian population is unacceptable in any circumstances...
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Statement: Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the situation in Camp Ashraf, Iraq
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

The Secretary-General deplores the tragic events in Camp Ashraf today that have reportedly left 47 killed.  He expresses his sorrow and extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims...Read On 

Statement: Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the situation in Camp Ashraf, Iraq
Uinte Nation Assistance Mission in Iraq

The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Gyorgy Busztin, strongly condemns today's tragic events in Camp Ashraf, which reportedly led to the killing and injuring of several camp residents.
"The priority for the Iraqi government is to provide immediate medical assistance to the injured and to ensure their security and safety against any violence from any side", Mr. Busztin said...
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Iran denies ex-president said Assad's forces used poison gas
On Sunday, the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) quoted Rafsanjani as saying Syrian authorities had fired chemical weapons at their own people - a striking assertion given Tehran's close alliance with Damascus. Hours later ILNA replaced the report with one that did not attribute blame for the attack..Read On

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