Brussels, March 27 2013 – Thank you. Thank you. First of all, Alejo, I would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to speak briefly in this forum. I hope my words; our words in fact, can help to stop the inhuman situation of the 3100 refugees from Camp Liberty.
On March the 9th, I had the opportunity to participate in Paris in an event, organized by Council National De La Resistance Iranian, on occasion of Women’s Day, together with several Spanish members of parliament.
I must say that, before coming to this event, I really didn’t know much about the situation of Iranian exiles in Iraq, the members of People’s Mojahedin Organization, the principal Iranian opposition movement. And Camp Liberty and Camp Ashraf, in fact, meant barely anything to me.
Brussels, March 27 2013 – It is really a great honor to be here among you and I would like to congratulate you for this wonderful success.
For all the members you managed to come to bring here from several countries of the European Union. And to tell you that in this minuet that Srebrenica was spoken about in his meeting, but I would like to say that in Srebrenica there was a coward nest, here there is complicity and this is really much worse.
Mr. Martin Kobler there’s to repeat the mantra of disinformation of department of the Iranian secret services that says, and I, for ten years I have been hearing this, and in original and every form that pile list of Iranian secret services: “The problem in Ashraf and now Liberty is that, there is a leadership that does not allow that the members go away, this is a complete lie.”
Brussels, March 27 2013 - Thank you Mr. President and I promise that I will be very short. I am speaking on the capacity of the former chief of the UNAMI office and special representative advisor on Ashraf related issues.
I took the lead for planning a dignified exit of the Ashraf residents from Iraq. I started a process that we are going to hear today. I would like to remind everyone that my statements are part of public records now. I could tell you that the real objectives that are not announced are very cynical.
I am not going to go into many details but my former colleagues in the United Nations do very well know the true objectives of the relocation idea. For that reason, I warned everyone at the United Nations that further attacks will take place and further bloodshed will happen. At the United Nations, we criticized the special representative of the Secretary General for doing what he is doing.
Brussels, March 27 2013 - Thank you, thank you very much, thank you very much, thank you very much. I promised to be remindful of the 5 minutes; I haven’t been able to order lunch in five minutes. Our British colleagues who are fund of noting how my country has destroyed the English language, one of the ways that we destroyed it is the ability to talk very fast and I will do my best for that today.
Our conversation is about Liberty and Ashraf but I think everybody in the room knows it is really about Iran. What is happening in Liberty is pretty much a part of the final showdown for free Iran. It is what is happening in Syria or wherever else the Iranian regime employs its terrorism. This is a proxy fight on that regime and it is one more reason why we, the international community, dare not loose.
I was thinking something, listening to the discourse here this morning that is happening, you know, history is so hard to see when you see it up close. But a wonderful thing is happening here today in the western world. This European parliament is becoming the conscious of the western world. And what a wonderful thing it is to see. What a wonderful thing, and what a time for you to come into your own, whenever needed more than now to be heard on behalf of the people of camp Liberty and of a free Iran.
Paris, February 16, 2013 - Ok, thank you very much, but I actually think you are thanking my wife for letting me have time to help you.
I am very grateful that the mayor was here with us to welcome us and to lend his prestige to this meeting. I reminded the mayor that in the House of Representatives, we have only two paintings, very large ones on the floor of House of Representatives. There are two people who are depicted in the United States Congress; one of course is George Washington, the father of our country when we had our revolution, and the other painting is of Lafayette, who came to help us in our struggle for freedom.
Paris, February 16, 2013 - Thanks you very much! Madam President, I bring you greetings from Texas. Howdy?
I also give you my personal opinions about the situation for which we are all here. It is important to you, to the Iranian people throughout the world, and especially the Iranians in Iran and camp Liberty that we do not let in Camp Liberty, the light of liberty be extinguished by anyone.
Paris, February 16, 2013 - Well, I am going to be very, very brief.
I do have to respond to judge Poe, talking about people from the desert because I am from California which is all desert, at least my area and a lot of people do not realize that I retired from United States’ Marin Corp at a base in a desert where we trained to fight primarily desert warfare and now I am in a different environment.
Paris, February 16, 2013 - Thank you very much, Thank you Judge Poe, Madam President, we are honoured to be here, in a briefing before this gathering.
Press Statement - Friends of a Free Iran (FoFI)
Call by 210 Euro MPs in Brussels to Baroness Ashton on the status of Iranian dissidents in Iraq
Maryam Rajavi, President –elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran urged engagement of European institutions in protecting 3100 Iranian refugees at Camp Liberty
Brussels - In a meeting at the invitation of the Friends of a Free Iran (FOFI) intergroup in the European Parliament on Wednesday, March 27, it was announced that 210 MEPs, in a call to Mrs Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, warned of another attack on the residents of Camp Liberty, the place of residence of 3,100 members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran.
Iranian dissidents must be moved out of Camp Liberty and Martin Kobler sacked and replaced with an 'impartial' representative in Iraq, a European Parliament’s vice-president has told the UN's Security Council.
And pending the transfer, Iraq must return medical equipment and bullet proof vests, helmets and blast-proof T-walls to protect vulnerable Camp Liberty residents from further attacks, Dr Alejo Vidal Quadras demanded in a strongly-worded letter to world leaders at the United Nations.
He also blamed Martin Kobler's collaboration with the Iranian regime through the Iraqi government for blocking a safe solution to the crisis, and for preventing all but a very few dissidents from being transferred to safety in Albania.
Paris, March 9, 2013 - Iranian Resistance leader Maryam Rajavi has laid out her vision of complete social, political and cultural equality for women in Iran - which she called the 'absolute opposite' of the sexist and misogynist dogma of the ruling regime.
She issued her call for a new freedom for women across the Arab world in an inspirational speech in Paris at conference to mark International Women's Day..And she branded Iran's extremist clerics as 'demagogues' who considered violence against women to be a virtue.
Mrs Rajavi told the conference: "Since day one, the Iranian Resistance has warned of this regime's sinister aspirations, and has risen up against it with all its might. Both in its political platform and in its cultural and ideological world-view, this movement has been and remains today the antithesis of the clerical regime."
Press Release 27 February 2013 - Switzerland, Geneva and the relevant international organizations based there must defend the residents of Ashraf and Liberty in Iraq, as they are protected persons under the Fourth Geneva Convention. The Mayor of Geneva, Mr. Remy Pagani, as well as the President of the Municipal Council, Mr. Jean-Charles Rielle, welcomed Mrs Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Iranian Resistance, on Wednesday 27 February and condemned the rocket attack on last 9 February against Camp Liberty.
The Mayor of Geneva declared: "This deadly attack is a blow to the 1949 and 1951 Geneva Conventions, because all the residents of Liberty, including the 7 victims killed during this attack and the hundred wounded, are refugees who should be protected within the framework of international humanitarian law." Explaining that the Geneva Conventions were signed in the Alabama Room of the Canton of Geneva, Mr. Pagani went on: Geneva and Switzerland are the guardians of the Geneva Conventions and cannot remain silent before the fate of the residents of Ashraf and Liberty and the crimes from which they suffer. It is now five years since thousands of protected persons suffer constant pressure, killings and psychological tortures. Up to today, 56 people have lost their lives and 1,300 have been wounded.
Geneva, February 28,2013 - In an international conference in Geneva, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance Maryam Rajavi stipulated that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is responsible for the protection of Camp Liberty residents and it is imperative that it immediately puts on its agenda the initiative of returning residents to Ashraf as a place with relative protection until residents’ transfer to third countries.
Mrs. Rajavi warned that the clerical regime facing irreversible crises would spare no effort to commit a massacre of a much larger scale than the February 9 attack against the defenseless residents. Residents’ urgent protection and security requires that United States that is responsible for their protection, either transfers all of them to that country or if this is impractical, then they should all immediately return to Ashraf with transfer to third countries taking place from there.