October 19, 2017

Iranian regime’s dictated plan on Iraqi government to transfer Ashraf residents to al-Mothanna prison

National Council of Resistance of Iran – Press Release

NCRI – According to reports from inside the Iranian regime, Maliki has promised to transfer residents of Camp Ashraf to other localities before the end of 2011. Based on a plan dictated to the Iraqi government by Ghassem Soleimani, commander of the terrorist Quds Force and Danaifar, the Iranian regime’s ambassador to Iraq, Iraqi forces should transfer the residents to al-Mothanna prison in Baghdad.

In 2009, when  Iraqi forces took 36 residents of Ashraf hostage they were kept in the same facility for a period of time (See Photo).

According to the plan, the Iraqi Prime Minister office’s that controls the facility would falsely introduce it to international bodies as “an airport in Baghdad” in order to avoid sensitivity.  The Iraqi government tries to get international acceptance or acquiescence vis-à-vis the forcible relocation of the residents before the end of 2011 in order to carry out its plan for  large scale crime against humanity with more ease.
 
Al-Mothanna was used to be an airport in the past century, but it has been turned into a torture center. Several international bodies have issued reports on crimes committed by the Iraqi government in al-Mothanna .

In a shocking story on this torture center dated April 28, 2010 the Associated Press confirmed receiving reports that prisoners held in al-Mothanna had “suffered rape, electric shock and severe beatings.”

In a statement issued on November 20, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, equated the forced transfer of Ashraf residents to sending them to their deaths.  She said that Ashraf residents would never accept any relocation inside Iraq unless their protection in the new location is guaranteed by US or UN forces.  She added that silence and inaction vis-à-vis a forcible relocation of Ashraf residents paves the way for another crime against humanity which is predictable and any cooperation with regards to their forced relocation is complicity in the crime.
 
Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice-president of the European Parliament and president of the International Committee in Search of Justice stated today in a communiqué:  “Ashraf residents have shown all kinds of flexibility; they have agreed to the European Parliament’s plan to be transferred to third countries, despite their obvious right to remain in Ashraf, where they have lived for the past 25 years; they have filled individual asylum application forms.  But they are not at all prepared to be forcibly displaced inside Iraq and one should not expect them to volunteer to be slaughtered.  If they are forced to be displaced, they will have no other option but to resist. ”

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
November 22, 2011