The ISJ demanded both an end to the organised violence meted out to the camp’s unarmed residents and an end to the blockade, by Iraqi security forces, which has seen Camp Liberty deprived of food, medicine and fuel at the height of summer and during Ramadan. 

Camp Liberty is home to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK). The US gave each resident a written guarantee of safety until transfer to a third country, the ISJ said.

The veteran Spanish politician, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, President of the ISJ, and formerly Vice-president of the European Parliament, said that the latest attack, which saw 50 missiles cause 50 casualties and widespread destruction at the camp, could not have been committed, given Camp Liberty’s location in “a high-security zone adjacent to the Baghdad airport,” unless “fully supported by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and its terrorist Quds force.”

The IRGC was, the statement said, “controlling” both the Iraqi security forces and the Shiite militias.

The timing of the attack on Camp Liberty, but days before a mass rally for a Free Iran in Paris, and its “vicious” nature, the ISJ said, is “confirmation” of the “desperation” of an Iranian regime facing a strong and efficient opponent in the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) of which the PMOI is the largest grouping.