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Iraq intensifies medical siege in Camp Liberty, prevents hospital visits

NCRI - Following the massacre and mass execution of members of Iranian opposition the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Camp Ashraf, Iraqi forces under command of Nouri al-Maliki have ratcheted up their suppressive and anti-human measures, in particular the medical siege against Camp Liberty residents.

ajor Ahmed Khozair, intelligence officer affiliated with the Iraqi Prime Ministry Committee charged with suppression of Camp Ashraf residents, has obstructed transfer of patients to the hospital since October 21.

This henchman has been directly involved in the September 1 massacre and mass execution of PMOI members in Camp Ashraf which resulted in killing of 52 and abduction of seven other residents. A few weeks prior to this atrocity he was transferred to Camp Ashraf from Camp Liberty and later returned back to Liberty.

On October 21 and 22, while all arrangements for transfer of patients to hospital had been resolved by the Iraqi clinic and medical appointments had been booked in Baghdad and patients were ready in the ambulance, Iraqi forces prevented the ambulance from leaving the camp. They said that Major Ahmed had ordered that no patient is to be taken to the hospital.

Preventing patients access to hospital is the same criminal policy implemented by this henchman during the past years in Camp Ashraf; a policy that until now has cost the lives of 15 residents of Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty by obstructing their free access to medical services and causing delays in their treatment thereby tormenting them to death.

The Iranian Resistance warns of consequences of the anti-human medical blockade and presence of criminal elements such as Ahmed Khozair in Camp Liberty that paves the way for another massacre.

The Iranian Resistance calls on the United Nations and United States to press government of Iraq in the strongest terms to remove individuals involved in previous massacres from Camp Liberty and end hampering access of residents to medical services.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

October 22, 2013

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