British lawmakers condemn rocket attack on Camp LibertyPublished by International Liberty Association on July 5, 2016
British MPs call for international protection for Camp Liberty following the 5th missile attack
Camp Liberty, the residence of members of Iran’s democratic opposition, the PMOI, near Baghdad’s International Airport, came under a heavy missile attack on Monday, July 4, at 20:35 local time. Parts of the camp was destroyed in the subsequent fire and several camp residents were injured.
Today’s attack is the fifth missile attack on Camp Liberty and its residents since 2012. According to reports, Iraqi militia forces supported by Tehran’s terrorist Quds-force are behind Monday’s attack. The residents’ peril continues as the Iraqi forces have reportedly imposed a siege on the camp and prevent entry of the fuel, food and medicine.
The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF), in two statements last year, warned of new efforts by Tehran to use its political influence and proxies in Iraq to attack Camp Liberty in an effort to eliminate its opposition. The statements called on the UK government to take urgent actions with the EU, the U.S. and at the UN Security Council to secure adequate protection for these defenceless refugees.
Sir David Amess MP, the co-chairman of BPCIF, condemned today’s attack and added, “This rocket attack is a stark reminder of the threat against these defenceless refugees and make the case of an immediate international intervention to provide them with safety and security. The impunity for those responsible for today’s and previous deadly attacks on Camp Liberty must end and the international community must bring them to justice.”
The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) strongly condemns today’s attack on Camp Liberty and reiterates its earlier calls on the UK government to act in cooperation with its international partners, in particular the U.S., to ensure adequate protection for the camp residents and an end to the inhumane siege imposed on the camp until such time they all leave Iraq for third countries.
British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF)
04 July 2016
Earlier statements by BPCIF on Camp Liberty
Press Release, 9 November 2015: MPs urge Security Council to protect Camp Liberty
Statement on Tehran’s ominous campaign against Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty, 08 September 2015: