We understand that Syria is getting a ton of attention right now, with Putin’s op-ed today, a possible solution to the chemical weapons issue, and that the U.S. is now arming the Syrian rebels. That’s more than enough to concern Middle Eastern talking heads for quite some time, so we’re not going to talk about that today. Instead we’re going back to a post we wrote a while back regarding the massacre at Camp Ashraf in Iraq. If you’ve followed that bit of news, you know that unarmed Iranian dissidents were executed most likely by forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. 52 men and women died in a smaller, but no less horrible atrocity, but unfortunately the story doesn’t end there.
In fact it looks like it has just begun.
According to news sources, 7 survivors of the massacre are being held in Iraqi custody, with a good chance that Maliki will turn them over to the Iranian government for punishment.
Imagine surviving one horror, only to have another one dropped in your lap.
Luckily word has gotten out to several human rights organizations such as Amnesty International, who have started a campaign to save the hostages. They need help, so if you want to try to help save some people from suffering an awful end at the hands of the Mullahs, do your best to give a hand.
We wish the best of luck to those in danger, all over the region.
- Last Iranian dissidents leave Iraqi camp after violence (theguardian.com)