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Iran exiles demand end to Iraq 'blockade'

Published on Mar 15, 2014 12:12 AM

GENEVA (AFP) - An exiled Iranian opposition group on Friday urged the international community to help lift the "blockade" of a refugee camp near Baghdad and called for an investigation into killings at a second camp.

"We are asking for the United States and the UN to intervene to immediately lift the medicine and food blockade" of Camp Liberty, said Maryam Radjavi, who heads the France-based National Council of Resistance of Iran.

Camp Liberty, a former US military base, houses some 3,800 members of Iran's main opposition group, the People's Mujahedeen Organisation of Iran (PMOI).

Speaking on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Radjavi also regretted the increased "harassment, intimidations and provocations by Iraqi security forces" of those inside the camp.

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