Month: November 2013
As the hunger strike in Camp Liberty reaches the end of its third month, more and more hunger strikers are facing critical health problems, and their lives are in grave danger.
One of the hunger strikers, Hossein Tayar, suffered from extreme weakness and dizziness due to dangerously low blood pressure level. He was immediately put under medical care and his health conditions have not yet stabilized. In the past three months, he has lost more than 16 percent of his body weight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ebrahim Mir Seyyedi, hunger striker in Camp Liberty
During the many years I spent in the prisons of Khomeini in Iran, I witnessed and experienced terrible things at the hands of the Iranian regime’s torturers. I saw the hangings and the lashings of the young and innocent men and women whose only crime was to raise their voices for freedom and democracy. They had the guts to say that they wanted to live in freedom and would not give in to the dictatorship of the mullahs, and they paid the price with their lives. Read the rest of this entry »
By Hanif, Camp Liberty resident
Although I never went to law school, I have read plenty of books and seen enough movies to know that in every court case the first people everyone refers to is the eyewitnesses of a the particular event. Sometimes one single sentence from an eyewitness in court hearings hammers in the last nail in the coffin of a particular case. However, there is this one incident where even the United Nations –supposedly considered the international impartial body – refuses to speak with eyewitnesses of a truly barbaric crime. Read the rest of this entry »
On the verge of the end of the third month of hunger strike many hunger strikers in Camp Liberty are in critical condition.
The hunger strike of PMOI members in Camp Liberty is in its thirteenth week. Release of the seven Ashraf hostages who were taken hostage on September 1 by forces under Maliki’s command is on top of the list of demands of the hunger strikers in Camp Liberty and in other countries.
This video report shows the hunger strikers’ health conditions in Camp Liberty.
- 85 days of hunger strike in Camp Liberty (campashrafmassacre.wordpress.com)
- Report on 84 days of hunger strike in Camp Liberty (campashrafmassacre.wordpress.com)
By Houri Afzali, hunger striker in Camp Liberty
It has been 87 days since that atrocious attack against Camp Ashraf. 87 days since the murderers are celebrating how they deceived the entire world, saying, “Can you believe it, we got away with killing 52 people and abducting 7 others, and the entire world is silent and no one has asked us about anything? Nothing!”
Don’t be mistaken, this is not a story of an incident that took place in a far corner of the globe some 100 years ago, and not even about the barbaric ages. No, it took place in September 2013, in the day and age when everyone boasts about democracy. The age of awaken consciences, freedom and knowledge. An era in which one cannot even fool small kids. Read the rest of this entry »
By Touba Bozorgmehr, hunger striker in Camp Liberty
We are nearing the 90th day of our hunger strike in Camp Liberty. It is nearly 90 days that the US and UN have remained silent and idle about the murder of 52 innocent people and the abduction of seven others by the Iraqi forces. We are on hunger strike in protest to this silence and inaction. This is our only way to force these compromisers and appeasers to break their treacherous and murderous silence. They tried to turn their backs on the blood-drenched bodies of Ashraf residents and shut their ears to the sounds of explosions that shook the grounds of Ashraf. Read the rest of this entry »
This afternoon, Mr. Bahman Bakhshi, who has lost 22 percent of his body weight in 85 days of hunger strike, fainted due to severe breathing problems and dizziness and was taken to the camp’s clinic. He was put under IV treatment after being diagnosed by the doctors, and he is currently under medical care. Read the rest of this entry »