MEK Resistance Units Commemorate Deadly Attack on Camp Ashraf
In 2009, between July 28th and 29th, 2009 Iraqi Forces viciously attacked Camp Ashraf residents, killing 11 people and capturing 36 MEK members.
This all happened eleven years ago under the command of the Iranian-backed Prime Minister, Nouri. Eventually, the Iraqi government released its hostages following an international campaign and after the hostages had been on a 72-day hunger strike and hundreds of (PMOI / MEK Iran) members in Ashraf, and Iranians throughout the world.
Eleven years ago, on July 28-29, 2009, Iraqi Forces under the command of the #Iran-backed PM Nouri al-Maliki brutally attacked unarmed & defenseless residents of Camp Ashraf, where members of Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK resided.https://t.co/cv0sfXxhWj
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) July 28, 2020
Amnesty International has published a report on this atrocity and showed videos of the Iraqi security forces recklessly driving their military vehicles at the protesting camp residents who were huddled together in groups. The killings occurred when the security forces used live ammunition which ended up in the deaths of no less than nine camp residents.
Iranian regime out to suppress the resistance movement
This act of criminality against Ashraf residents was a reaction to the growing unrest unfolding in Iran particularly after the election result was announced which was never truly democratic so what better thing to dream up than trying to silence any opposition for good.
The problem for the regime is that the opposition movement which occupies Camp Ashraf was the light in the tunnel for thousands of Iranian youth who are looking for an alternative that is not entirely based on Islamic fundamentalism.
The MEK resistance has never forgotten what happened back in 2009 and the day is commemorated to those who lost their lives to the cruelty of the regime that unfortunately remain in power today.
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) July 28, 2014
This anniversary they held up posters remembering the martyrs who lost their lives because they supported the MEK who promote a free democratic Iran.
The commemoration events took place in the following cities:
The MEK resistance units use several slogans which are:
- “The mullahs must go”
- “Our vote is for the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime, down with Khamenei”
- “Our commitment is to re-establish people’s lost rights”
- “Khamenei’s end is near”
- “Hail to MassoudRajavi and the National Liberation Army”
- “Down with Khamenei, damn Khomeini, hail to Rajavi”
Rebel youth took part in several activities which included the following:
- A Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Basij base in Karaj and an IRGC banner in Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh were destroyed by fire;
- In Mamulan, the prayer imam of Khamenei’s office was burnt to the ground;
- Banners of the now-deceased Qassem Soleimani, whose role was the terrorist IRGC Quds Force commander, were set alight by rebel youth.
- Under the command of Qassem Soleimani, forces of the Iranian regime in Iraq ordered many rocket attacks against MEK members in Camp Liberty, near the Baghdad Airport. These attacks killed dozens and wounding hundreds.
- In Tabriz, Zahedan, Gorgan, and Dorud posters and banners showcasing the3 regime’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei were destroyed by fire by rebel youth which showed the youth wanted to bring about change as soon as possible.