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EU must urge Iraq to release Ashraf hostages, Finnish MP demands

NCRI – The European Union must put pressure on Iraq to release the seven hostages taken captive during the Camp Ashraf massacre, a leading Finnish lawmaker has demanded.

Kimmo Sasi also described the Iranian regime, which conspired in the murders of the 52 Iranian dissidents members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran on September 1, as a ‘disgrace to humanity’.

Mr Sasi told a conference in the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe in Strasbourg on Monday: “It is a disgrace to humanity to see so many young people hanged in Iran. The time has come for a change in Iran.

“All my colleagues on this panel have spoken about the massacre of September 1 of 2013 in Ashraf. A crime against humanity that was carried out by the international terrorism of the Iraqi government.

“It is ironic enough that the assassination of 52 members of the Iranian opposition group has taken place not far from the eyes of the UN and US authorities in Iraq.

“One can suggest investigating the tragedy, but with the mountain of facts and numerous video clips, the facts are clear as ever.”

The EU’s foreign affairs commissioner Catherine Ashton must now insist that Iraq release the hostages, not being held at a prison near Baghdad.

He added: “Furthermore, the EU must consider its level of relations with the Iraqi government if the hostages are nor free, this must become a requirement.

“By working together, we become a victorious force. So, lets work together for a free Iran and lets work together for the suffering people of Camp Liberty.”

Monday’s conference at the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe in Strasburg , was held by the British Parliamentary Committee for a Iran Freedom to address the latest conditions in Iran following the sham presidential elections and latest developments regarding 3,000 Iranian dissidents, members of PMOI, in Iraq after the massacre and mass execution in Ashraf were discussed.

Mrs Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance was the key note speaker and the conference was chaired by Mr Brian Binley, member of British House of Commons and member of the Political Committee of Council of Europe.

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