Resolution adopted at the Paris Council meeting, 9-12 October 2008.
a. 3500 Iranian opposants reside in Ashraf City in Iraq, and since 2004 have been recognized as “protected persons” under the Fourth Geneva Convention, and since five years ago, have been protected by the US forces;
b. In recent months, the Iranian regime and some Iraqi officials have insisted on the transfer of the protection of Ashraf to the Iraqi forces;
c. On June 17, 2008, the Iraqi Council of Ministers issued a statement emphasizing the need for the Iraqi forces to take control of Camp Ashraf. It is a risk of the expulsion and trial of Ashraf residents, at the moment that the country’s security forces could be in the process of taking control of Camp Ashraf;
d. According to the Iranian regime’s laws, a great number of the people living in Ashraf, wherever they may be, are to be punished by death, and on this basis, during the past 27 years, 120,000 PMOI members and sympathizers have been executed;
Therefore, the European Green Party:
- Express its deep concern regarding the prospect of a humanitarian catastrophe for 3,500 Ashraf residents, should their control not be transferred from the US Army to an UN coalition;
- Demand the continuation of the protection of Ashraf City
- Also demand that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and the International Committee of the Red Cross actively intervene in the situation.