Families demand UNHCR name injured MEK members from Camp Liberty missile attack
Honorable António Guterres UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva
As your Excellency are aware, Camp Liberty in Baghdad, the temporary camp for nearly three thousand members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) subjected Thursday night 26 December 2013 to a terrorist attack by rockets and mortars. According to PMOI this attack caused death of three of the camp residents and wounding 71 others, many of them in critical condition, while 4 were taken to the hospitals in Baghdad.
The PMOI has published the names and photographs of the killed, but not the names of the wounded. We are members of the families of the residents of Camp Liberty, are deeply concerned about the safety and security of our relatives who live in the Camp, so according to the most basic international laws of human rights and humanitarian principles, have the right to know about the fate of our relatives after such a bloody event.
So, we urge your honor, as UN High Commissioner for Refugees and international authority are responsible to solve this issue, as well as the competent international bodies, especially the International Committee of the Red Cross and its office in Iraq to obligate the leadership of the PMOI to announce the names of the wounded residents in this incident by any appropriate means, such as informing the families or to allow the wounded to contact or meet their families.
We the families of the residents of Camp Liberty are waiting impatiently to speed up the transfer of the residents from Iraq, where there are daily killings of many innocent people in terrorist incidents or in bloody sectarian clashes, to the third countries, while nearly third of them have documents of residency or asylum in European countries or North America.
We call international bodies, especially the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to put their utmost efforts to urge the member states towards resettling the residents to the third countries as soon as possible.
We would like to express our deep appreciation and gratitude in advance for your efforts in this regard, and inform us about the fate and status of our relatives in Camp Liberty .
A group of families of the residents of Camp Liberty , in Baghdad
29 December 2013
Ghorban Ali Hussein Nejad a resident of France and father of Zainab Hussein Nejad a resident of Camp Liberty and a former refugee in France.
Mona Hussein Nejad, an Iranian citizen and sister of Zainab Hussain Nejad a resident of Camp Liberty and a former refugee in France.
Shamim Rabiey an Iranian citizen and sister of Said Rabiey a resident of Camp Liberty.
Masuma Rezaiy an Iranian citizen and mother of Said Sayyed Farajollah Hosseini a resident of Camp Liberty.
Hassan Karbalaiey Sabbaq an Iranian citizen and father of Ali Reza Karbalaiey Sabbaq a resident of Camp Liberty.
Ali Aloofete an Iranian citizen and father of Hadi Aloofete a resident of Camp Liberty
Homeyra Mohammad Nejad a resident of Germany and cousin of Bahman Mohammad Nejad a resident of Camp Liberty.
Murtaza Hamzaluiyjan a resident of France and brother of Mohsen Hamzaluiyjan a resident of Camp Liberty and a former refugee in France.
Jokar family residing in Britain and brothers of Abdolreza Jokar a resident of Camp Liberty former refugee in the United States.
Family Ghafoorian: Asia and Asefe and Ehsan Ghafoorian residing in France sons of sister of Jawad Zaerian a resident of camp Liberty.
A copy to:
– Secretary- General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon – New York
– UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations , Ms Nawi. Pillay – Geneva
– the Special Representative of the Secretary- General of the United Nations in Iraq, Mr. Nikola Mladenov
– Chairman of the human rights monitoring in the UNAMI in Iraq, Mr. Ashouri
– Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations in Iraq
– Ashraf – Liberty Project Office in the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations in Camp Liberty – Mr. Ahmed Al-Tamimi
– The International Committee of the Red Cross
– Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Baghdad
– The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights
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