A group of five agents of the clerical regime deployed at the entrance gate of Camp Ashraf were taken to Baghdad on Monday, April 19, to present their report directly to the officials of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and the terrorist Quds force. They were to be briefed by the Iraqi committee tasked to close down Ashraf that is controlled by the Prime Minister’s office. The group was comprised of Gholamreza Ramezani and his sister, Soraya Abdullahi, Mah Monir Jalali and Alireza Vadian. Some of these agents have been at the entrance gate of Ashraf since February 8.

The agents who have been camping in front of Ashraf with the help of the Nouri al-Maliki’s government for more than 70 days to torture the residents psychologically are in constant contact with the regime’s embassy in Baghdad by phone and sometimes go to Baghdad to receive briefings and new instructions.

The individuals, who went to the Iranian regime’s embassy on Monday and met with officials, also went to Hotel Mohajer in Baghdad, which is under the embassy’s control. MOIS agents including a man named Hajali briefed them.

Hotel Mohajer is one of the centers in Baghdad that MOIS uses for its covert activities. Many MOIS agents and members of terrorist Quds Force go to this hotel.

Hajali has been stationed at the hotel as a representative from the embassy and MOIS and another man named Ayoub is working with him. A number of Iraqi agents, including a man named Heydar have been working with Hajali at the Hotel.

Some other agents of the Iranian regime who go to Iraq from Iran work with Hajali.

Some back ground information on the subject

Iran regime's agents taking films and photos from inside Ashraf for spying and terrorist operations

The camping of the Iranian regime’s agents, posing as families of Ashraf residents, at the main entrance gate of Camp Ashraf has been going on for over 70 days. This is a joint plot by the Iranian regime and the government of Nouri al-Maliki to create chaos and put the residents under psychological torture. One of the tasks of these agents who are dispatched by the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and the terrorist Quds force is espionage and to gather intelligence about Ashraf and its residents to be used in terrorist and criminal operations.

With mobile and fixed cameras, the agents, who are backed by the Iraqi forces, have been filming and taking photos from people and premises inside Ashraf. The films and photos are attached with reports by the agents and sent to Quds force and MOIS via the Iranian regime’s embassy in Baghdad.

On February 20, 2010, the agents installed a camera on the southern part of the entrance zoomed on one of the buildings near the entrance inside Ashraf. It constantly films people going in and out of the building. On the same day, a team of three MOIS agents filmed various parts at the entrance.

In the first week of the Iranian New Year starting March 21, the MOIS agents in conjunction with officers of the Iraqi Army Intelligence, Estekhbarat, installed two cameras behind the gate to take pictures and films. The agents continue taking films and photos during the night using special cameras. Patients going in and out of the clinic inside Ashraf are constantly filmed.

On March 29, seven agents photographed and filmed the area inside the camp. On April 3, they installed two movie cameras behind the gate. On April 6 they installed three more cameras at the same location.

On April 9, when the agents took over a building at the camp’s entrance, they installed a camera on top of the building to enable them to photograph a wider area inside the camp. Since April 11, two cameras are mounted outside the gate and used for filming the area inside the camp and the traffic on the camp’s main road.

At the same time ; Five members of an Ashraf resident family sentenced to death as Mohareb

In an unprecedented and inhumane decision, the Iranian regime has sentenced five members of an Ashraf resident family to death charged with Mohareb. Mr. Mohsen Daneshpour-Moghadam, 67, a bazaar merchant along with his wife Mrs. Motahareh (Simin) Bahrami, 55; their son Ahmad Daneshpour; Mrs. Bahrami's niece Ms. Reyhaneh Haj-Ibrahim; and Mr. Hadi Ghaemi, a family friend, had been arrested and transferred to Evin Prison on Ashura day (December 27, 2009).

The family was arrested for their visit to Camp Ashraf last year to see their son and a relative. Mr. Daneshpour, a political prisoner of the 1960's had already spent five years in Iranian regime's prisons on the charges of sympathizing with the People's Mohjahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

The cruel sentences on the basis of having relatives in Ashraf are handed down while a number of agents of the Iranian regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security posed as members of families of Ashraf residents are stationed at the entrance of the camp with full support of Nouri al-Maliki's government. For the past 70 days, the agents have been involved in psychological torture of Ashraf residents by using a high powered sound system and threatening them with setting the camp on fire and killing them while chanting "Death to PMOI" and "long live the Islamic Republic."

23-year-old political prisoner in critical condition sentensed for visiting sisiter in Ashraf Camp

A 23 year-old political prisoner, who has spent the last two-and-a-half years in prison, is in critical condition. Misaq Yazdan Nezhad is being held at Ward 4 of Gohardasht prison in the city of Karaj. Due to the severity of tortures imposed on him and the abhorrent prison circumstances, he is suffering from acute illnesses and extreme mental anguish, and in need of urgent medical attention. The contamination of drinking water at Gohardasht prison over the past month and the spread of bloody diarrhea and other severe illnesses have contributed to the deterioration of Misaq’s condition. Despite doctors’ recommendations for an operation, the prison authorities deprive the imprisoned university student from receiving proper medical treatment.

Misaq was arrested on September 9, 2007, for participating at a memorial ceremony for political prisoners who were executed by the mullahs’ regime in 1988 and also for visiting his sister in Camp Ashraf, Iraq. He was transferred to the notorious Ward 209 of Evin prison in Tehran. Last September, during a show trial, he was sentenced to 14 years in prison and time in exile.

Three of Misaq’s uncles, Hassan, Hossein, and Ebrahim Sanjari, all members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), have been executed by the regime in the 1980s. His parents have spent three years in prison along with their then toddler.

Back ground to co-ordination of Iraqi police in recent attack on the Camp with Iranian Intelligence

Text of press release issued today by the office Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice President of the European Parliament:

Following the attack by the Iraqi forces on the Ashraf camp last night and the injury of five camp residents, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice President of the European Parliament wrote an urgent letter to President Obama today to take necessary measures – within the framework of the US international obligations and in accordance with the agreement signed between every single resident of Ashraf and the US forces - to guarantee the protection of Ashraf residents.

Dr Vidal-Quadras wrote: “As you are aware, the majority members of the US House of Representatives have recently submitted a resolution that is “Deploring the ongoing violence by Iraqi security forces against the residents of Camp Ashraf in Iraq” and calls upon the President to “take all necessary and appropriate steps to support the commitments of the United States under international law and treaty obligations to ensure the physical security and protection of Camp Ashraf residents.” (111th CONGRESS, 1st Session, H. RES. 704) . For over two months, the Iranian regime, in conjunction with various Iraqi organs, has dispatched number of agents from its Ministry of Intelligence and Security posing as families of Ashraf residents to gather outside the camp to conduct a psychological warfare and pave the way for another massacre in the camp. With full Iraqi support, these agents have been threatening the residents with repatriation to Iran ruled by the clerical dictatorship or massacre in the camp. Regrettably, the US forces and the representatives of UNAMI have not taken any effective steps to end this situation.

In the absence of an appropriate reaction, the regime and the Iraqi forces have been emboldened and increased the pressure. In support of the agents gathered outside the camp, the Iraqi forces carried out an assault on Ashraf residents late last night, Thursday, April 15. At least five camp residents were wounded when the Iraqi forces beat them with truncheons and electric batons. The attackers also tried to take over some installations located at the entrance of the camp. There is no doubt that the incidents in Camp Ashraf are in open violation of international law and conventions and pave the way for a humanitarian catastrophe. These are clear examples of crime against humanity.

We at the European Parliament and the International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ), supported by more than 2,000 parliamentarians, in line with majority members of the US Congress call on you to take necessary measures to guarantee the protection of Ashraf residents and urge the United Nations to prevent another humanitarian catastrophe by assuming the protection of Ashraf residents."

Office of Alejo Vidal-Quadras,
Vice President of the European Parliament

Iraqi battalion collaborates with Iranian regime in psychological torture of Camp Ashraf residents

Reports sent by the Iranian regime's embassy in Baghdad to the terrorist Quds Force and the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) reveal that Iraqi Prime Minister’s office and the Iraqi Army battalion stationed at Ashraf are cooperating fully with the MOIS agents camped out at Ashraf’s main gate.

According to these reports, the Commander of the 3rd Battalion of the 37th Brigade of the 9th Division of the Iraqi Army and the battalion's chain of command, supposedly responsible for protection of Ashraf residents, are providing logistical support to the MOIS agents posing as families of Ashraf residents ever since they were brought to the gates of Ashraf on February 8, 2010.

In the past two months, the battalion commander Colonel Latif Abdol-Amir Hashem Al-Enavi, has been assisting the MOIS agents, personally arranging for everything they need. His deputy, two officers of the Iraqi Army's intelligence branch and two other army officers are also helping them. Col. Al-Enavi has assigned two officers to ensure that these agents are fully satisfied and have everything at their disposal.

The battalion provides them with loudspeakers, drums and cymbals among other things. It also arranges the agents' transportation between their residence, the regime's embassy in Baghdad, and Camp Ashraf as well as their trips to and from Iran. Three of the battalion's vehicles and their drivers are allocated to these agents. Under the instructions of the battalion commander, these vehicles are well maintained.

A unit from the battalion consisting of three Humvees, tasked with providing protection, takes position at Ashraf main gate every morning before the MOIS agents arrive. This unit protects the agents throughout the day while they go on shouting and insulting Ashraf residents and threaten them with death.

The battalion prepares special meals for the agents and must comply with their requests or face reprimands. Former chef and his assistant who prepared food for the battalion commander along with another personnel working at the officers’ canteen, have been assigned to prepare food for these agents and respond to their needs.

A contractor has been employed by the battalion to purchase the needs of the agents from Baghdad. The agents receive everything free of charge.

In recent days, on the orders of the committee for the suppression of Ashraf, the battalion has installed a number of new trailers at the camp's entrance to expand the agent’s stay. The battalion commander, intelligence and operations officers, company commanders and personnel in charge of repair and transportation have stopped their daily duties to install the trailers as soon as possible.

The personnel and soldiers have become disgruntled over the fact that so much energy and facilities are allocated to these agents. But the battalion commander and intelligence officers have tried to suppress dissent through fear and intimidation.

For the past 70 days the agents have been threatening the residents of Ashraf with death and setting fire to Camp Ashraf, while shouting “Death to Mojahedin (PMOI/MEK)” and “long live the Islamic Republic” through amplifiers and loudspeakers. They have been receiving support from the office of Iraqi Prime Minister and the Iraqi battalion systematically and comprehensively. They are trying to instigate tension and skirmishes with the camp's residents through their actions and the use of obscene and profane language. They have also disrupted the residents’ peace and tranquility, especially patients in the hospital near the main gate of Ashraf.

These agents openly admit that they have been assigned by Nejat Association (a branch of MOIS) to go to Ashraf and will remain there until Ashraf is destroyed and all its residents are expelled (video clip of their threats are available).

These measures are clear examples of psychological and systematic torture which are preparing the grounds for another assault on Ashraf residents who are protected persons under the Fourth Geneva Convention.


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