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Camp Liberty December 26 rocket attack death toll raises to four

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Yahya Ziarati, victim of rocket attack against Camp Liberty
Yahya Ziarati, victim of rocket attack against Camp Liberty

A member of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), who had suffered a cardiac arrest due to severity of wave of explosions during the December 26 rocket attack, died in Camp Liberty at 13:00 Baghdad local time on Friday.

Yahya Ziyarati,46 , the fourth PMOI member who lost his life due to the December 26 rocket attack on Camp Liberty, had joined the organization and its ranks in Camp Ashraf 25 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

A glimpse at my father changed my life

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By Bahador, Camp Liberty resident

26 years ago, when I caught my first glimpse of my father, Mansoor, I didn’t think that such a brief encounter would have such a great impact on my life. Neither did I think that it would be the only time that I would ever see him alive. Read the rest of this entry »

The image of my father’s death still haunts my dreams

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By Saber, Camp Liberty resident

One who bears hardships; that is the meaning of my name, Saber, in Persian and Arabic. Might be that my parents knew in advance that my entire life would be marked with these “hardships” when they chose my name. What I do know is that the trials began from the very first months of my life. Read the rest of this entry »

Does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mean anything?

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By Fatemeh, hunger striker in Camp Liberty

We are on the doorsteps of the anniversary marking the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that recognizes freedom for all human beings regardless of any customs, sect, religion, and race and under any type of government. However, in this century – described to be the century of unprecedented developments in sciences and humane advances – will this document be actually recognized and will its articles be truly respected??!!

If so, what page of this document gives criminals the right to murder people execution-style, with bullets shot to the head at point blank range and hands tied behind their backs? Read the rest of this entry »

Truly, what is the objective of our hunger strike?

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By Samara Bazazian, hunger striker in Camp Liberty

We are poised to bring in a new order…

My words are aimed at all politicians who have chosen to remain silent, and are not willing to break their deadly silence for even a moment – yes, not even a moment – for whatever reason they want to call it.

It has been over 100 days since Maliki’s inhumane crime in Ashraf, where 52 people were executed, most with their hands tied behind their backs.

It has been over 100 days since seven of my closest friends, including six women, have been under the most vicious tortures in Nouri Maliki’s notorious prisons while on hunger strike. Read the rest of this entry »

Time to wake up President Obama

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by Mohammad Ali Aghaii, hunger striker in Camp Liberty

I studied architecture in Iran. My twin sister was a physical training student. We were both interested in martial arts. I got my green belt in Kung-Fu in 1998. She taught Karate. We both put behind our martial arts carrier in Iran.

Why? you may ask. Well, you’ll get your answer with a simple glance at the living conditions of the Iranian people. But to see things from an athlete’s perspective, you just need to look at the headlines of Iran’s sports-related news: Read the rest of this entry »

Camp Liberty hunger strike continues until the release of seven hostages in Iraqi government’s custody

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As the hunger strike goes on, four more hunger strikers were put under medical care due to paleness, dizziness, inaction and pulse drop. They are currently under medical observation.

Many of the hunger strikers are being taken to the clinic and hospital every day, and they are suffering from dangerous symptoms. Yet the hunger strikers insist on continuing their hunger striker because the US still hasn’t broken its silence and hasn’t taken any action to free the seven Camp Ashraf hostages, who have been abducted by Iraqi forces on September 1st. Read the rest of this entry »