Camp Liberty: Eight patients with eye surgery and ear treatment obstructed from going to hospital
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran announced in a statement: On Sunday, August 23, upon orders from the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Ashraf that works under Faleh Fayyad, the National Security Advisor to Government of Iraq, Iraqi officers stopped four patients from going to the hospital in Baghdad. This is the second time that these patients who have eye surgeries scheduled for a long time in a hospital in Baghdad are prevented from going to the hospital.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, August 20, this committee also opposed the transfer of four other patients seeking ear treatment to a hospital in Baghdad. Previously, on August 16, the Iraqi forces had prevented these same eight people from going to the hospital.
Residents’ representatives have repeatedly raised this issue with UNAMI and the U.S. Embassy to no avail.
At the same time, since the last week, the Iraqi forces prevented clothes and textile bought by the residents from getting into the camp despite the fact that residents’ representatives had informed UNAMI on the details prior to the purchase and on the day that the clothes would be delivered.
Meanwhile, for the fifth week, forces under the command of Faleh Fayyad who has supervised seven years of siege and six massacres against Ashraf and Liberty are preventing basic necessities from getting to Liberty by ramping up the siege.
The medical and logistical blockade of Camp Liberty is a grave violation of human rights and humanitarian standards, as well as a flagrant breach of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the United Nations and Government of Iraq on 25 December 2011, and a criminal act.
Given the repeated and written commitments of the U.S. government and the United Nations to the security and wellbeing of Camp Liberty residents, the Iranian Resistance is calling for immediate action for ending this antihuman siege, especially the free and unconditional access of residents to medical services.