Washington, D.C. April 14, 2011 – As the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to openly arrest, torture and execute political activists within its borders, it has also sought international assistance in capturing and silencing anti-regime activists living abroad. Supporting the regime’s efforts, the Iraqi government has allowed the Islamic Republic to intimidate, harass, and torture Iranian refugees in Iraq, including child refugees; Iraq has illegally deported at least 45 Iranian refugees to the hands of the regime in Iran, and its military has attacked and killed unarmed Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf.
In condemnation of the Iraq government’s complicity with the Islamic Republic’s crimes against Iranian people, protesters will gather outside of the Iraqi Embassy in Washington DC on April 17, 2011 at 3pm to demand the following:
1) an end to all harassment, intimidation, and torture of Iranian refugees by either Iraqi or Islamic Republic of Iran security personnel,
2) an immediate halt to all illegal deportations of Iranian refugees to Iran, and
3) a permanent cessation of Iraqi state violence against unarmed Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf.
We demand that the Iraqi government uphold refugee rights according to international standards, and we extend this demand throughout the world wherever refugee rights are violated.
The Embassy of Iraq is located at 3421 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20007.
Mission Free Iran