Following is an extract from the statement issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights in Arabic following the meeting between Iraq’s Human Rights Minister Mr. Mohammed Shi’ya’ al-Sudani with the Swiss Ambassador Mr. Martin Ashbacher.
|Human Rights Minister: The file of Camp New Iraq (formerly Camp Ashraf) will be closed by the end of the year
With regard to the issue of Camp New Iraq (formerly Camp Ashraf), the Minister said "that the Iraqi government is seriously engaged in closing this file during the rest of the year, through the Committee, headed by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and members of the Ministries of Justice, Human Rights and Defense for the purpose of reaching a solution and a legal way out for these people. He added "that the ministry was able to successfully repatriate a large number of members of the Mojahedin organization between 2004 and 2005 who were subsequently visited in inside Iran for the purpose of making sure they are able to integrate and return to work without any harassment".
Ministary of Human Rights, Baghdad, Translated by Iran Interlink