London, 1 November - Mr. Christian Zimmermann, the Director of Human Rights and Minority affairs in Berlin commemorated those killed at Camp Liberty last year and raised important concerns in building relations with governments that don’t respect human rights, such as Iran.
On October 29 last year, Camp Liberty was struck by rockets, killing more than 20 people and injuring dozens. The Iraqi Shi’a militia, the al-Mukhtar Army, claimed responsibility for the callous act, as reported by Amnesty International. At the time, Camp Liberty was situated in the north-east of Baghdad and housed almost 2,250 Iranian exiles. Most of them were supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the main opposition force to the Iranian regime, closely linked to The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).