British lawmaker visits Iranian opposition hunger strikers in London

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MP Mike Freer visited Barnet’s Anglo-Iranian community while they go on hunger strike outside the US Embassy to try and protect their families from further attacks in Camp Ashraf, Iraq.

The Finchley and Golders Green conservative representative spent time speaking to the protestors – who set up a 24 hour vigil outside the Grosvenor Square embassy on Sunday, September 1.

Around 100 people took to the embassy after news 52 people were killed in Camp Ashraf, the temporary base for members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), the principal Iranian opposition movement.

The PMOI, which protests against Iran’s clerical regime, has accused Iraqi troops of carrying out the assault and taking seven of its members including six women hostage.

Many have gone on hunger strike to encourage the US and UK governments to take action and put pressure on the Iraqi government, to stop further attacks.