News : Iranian opposition
- Published: Saturday, 22 March 2014
A full investigation into the serious human rights crimes and abuses against the Iranian opposition members in Camps Ashraf and Liberty must be carried out urgently, a leading United Nations expert has demanded.
Iran news Update had an exclusive interview with Mr. Alfred Zayas.
On September 1, 2013, the Iraqi forces attacked Camp Ashraf and killed 52 members of Iranian opposition the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and abducted seven residents including six women. Camp Liberty where nearly 3,000 PMOI members reside has repeatedly come under missile attacks.
Alfred Morris Zayas, UN independent expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, said: "More than three months had passed since the Human Rights Council demanded a probe into the seven missing Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf and condemned the gross violations of human rights endured by the residents of Ashraf and Liberty."
He told a conference on Friday at UN Headquarters in Geneva: "The residents of Camp Ashraf and Liberty have been subjected to physical assault on repeated occasions. I condemned the lack of proper investigation of the massacres and the impunity of those responsible for them.