On the 72nd day of their hunger strike, the residents of Camp Liberty held a vigil for the immediate release of the seven hostages, who were abducted from Ashraf and transferred to Maliki’s prisons by Iraqi forces on September 1st. In this ceremony, the hunger strikers protested to the silence and inaction of the United States and United Nations towards their demands, and they unequivocally declared that the US and UN will be responsible for anything that happens to the hunger strikers.
The hunger strikers in Camp Liberty have lost more than twenty percent of their body weight. They are suffering from insomnia, headaches and dizziness, dimness of sight and hearing, muscular cramps, bone and joint pains, and lack of concentration. The lives of several hunger strikers are seriously at risk, especially among the women.
Among the hunger strikers are the mothers, fathers, children and other relatives of the victims and hostages of the September 1st massacre in Camp Ashraf.
While reminding the US of its official and written commitments for the protection of the residents of Ashraf, the hunger strikers signed a petition addressed to President Obama, expressing their main demands, which are the immediate release of the hostages and security assurances for Camp Liberty. They reiterated that they will continue their hunger strike until their just demands are met.
- Critical Conditions of Hunger Strikers in Camp Liberty (campashrafmassacre.wordpress.com)
- Hunger Strikers call on President Obama for the Release of Seven Hostages (freethe7.wordpress.com)