Joint Statement of the Nejat Society and the SFF

Joint Statement of the Nejat Society (Iran) and the Sahar Family Foundation (Iraq and the UK)Joint statement of the Nejat Society and Sahar Family Foundation

Families seek immediate visit with their beloved ones in the Ashraf camp and the accomplishment of the resolution passed by the Iraqi administration.

August 2008

Regarding the fact that the control of the base of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in Iraq called the Ashraf camp, as a part of the Iraqi territory, is going to be handed over to the Iraqi authorities by the coalition forces according to the constitutional law of this country and the resolution passed by the Iraqi government; the families of the members of the MKO who are both mentally and physically captive in the Rajavi’s terrorist cult find it necessary to state the followings:

Once the former dictatorial regime of Iraq was toppled, the families of the captives in the Ashraf camp were optimistic to see an end to their misery and hence visit their beloved ones after in some cases more that 20 years. But when the Ashraf camp fell under the control of the coalition forces and the political interests were at stake once again, the hopes turned into disappointments and the Rajavi’s terrorist cult managed to prevent the free contacts of the families the same as it did under the rule of Saddam Hussein. Therefore more than 5 years passed as before.

During this period the Iraqi government continuously sought to take the control of the Ashraf camp as a part of the Iraqi territory. But the American forces even prevented the warrants of the Iraqi judicial system to be executed and the Iraqi authorities’ investigations in the Ashraf camp to be proceeded. The approaches of the families were always faced with the insulting and harassments of the MKO officials and they did not accept the meetings to take place in the end.

The just demand of the families now is that the free and adequate meetings without the presence of anyone other than the related family members with their beloved ones to be facilitated in a place outside the Ashraf camp. The families are insisting that the resolution of the Iraqi administration to be fulfilled immediately.

The Nejat Society in Iran and the Sahar Family Foundation in Iraq and in the UK are following this case and are pursuing this just requirement through different channels. In this regards the families who are willing to travel to Iraq and see their beloved ones ought to write a letter to the representative office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Tehran similar to the model below and post it to the Nejat Society in Tehran to be followed accordingly by the society. The copy of the letter after translation would be sent to the ICRC in Iraq, the UK, and Switzerland.

A model letter could be as follows:

The representative office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Tehran

We (first names and surnames of at most two closed relatives of the related person) wish to request to visit (first name and surname of the person in the Ashraf camp) who has been mentally and physically captive for (the number of years being away) years by the MKO in the Ashraf camp. We would like to ask you to provide the means of travelling, security and visiting without the presence of anyone but the members of the family in Baghdad through Iraqi authorities. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and we are waiting for your reply.

With best regards

Signature

Copy to:

ICRC headquarters in Geneva

The representative office of the ICRC in London

The representative office of the ICRC in Baghdad

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Le communiqué de l’association de Nejat (Iran) et la Fondation de Sahar pour les Familles ( Angleterre et Iraq)

Août 2008

Vu la mise en application de la constitution et des lois adoptées par le conseil des ministres impliquant le contrôle de la base d’Achraf en Iraq appartenant à l’Organisation des Moudjahiddins du Peuple Iranien, nous, les familles des membres de cette organisation, voudrions aborder nos revendications:

La chute du régime de Saddam Hussein a donné aux familles des prisonniers de la base d’Achraf, dont certaines sont depuis vingt ans sans nouvelles de leurs enfants, l’espoir de voir leur souffrance en fin se soulager. Mais cet espoir s’est vite converti en désespoir car les forces de la coalition ont pris le contrôle de la base d’Achraf et les intérêts politiques sont venus empêcher, cette fois-ci pour cinq longues années, les parents de rendre librement visite à leurs enfants.

Pendant ce temps, les autorités iraqiennes ont, au nom de la souveraineté et de l’intégrité territoriale de leur pays, sans cesse demandé à prendre le contrôle de la base d’Achraf. Les familles, à chaque fois qu’elles ont essayé de voir leurs enfants, se sont faites insulter par les responsables de l’organisation.

Les familles demandent maintenant à pouvoir rendre visite à leurs enfants, librement et seules.

L’association de Nejat en Iran et La Fondation de Sahar pour les Familles en Iraq et en Angleterre, ont suivi cette revendication par différents moyens. Dans ce cadre, il faut que les familles qui souhaitent aller en Iraq pour rendre visite à leurs enfants, recopient la lettre adressée à la Croix Rouge Internationales en Iraq, en Angleterre et en Suisse.

Nous soussignés ( le nom de deux membres de la famille) demandons à pouvoir rendre visite à (le nom de la personne qui est actuellement dans la base d’Achraf) qui est depuis (le nombre des années passées dans la base d’Achraf) mentalement et physiquement prisonnier de l’Organisation des Moudjahiddins du Peuple Iranien. Nous vous demandons d’organiser le voyage et de prendre des mesures nécessaires pour assurer notre sécurité pour que nous puissions rendre visite à notre enfant à Bagdad, librement et sans la présence d es autres personnes.

Nous vous remercions d’avance de votre collaboration et souhaitons recevoir une réponse favorable à notre demande.

Sincèrement

Signature

Copy à : le quartier général de la Croix Rouge Internationale à Genève et ses bureaux à Londres et à Bagdad

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