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Press briefing notes on Iraq


Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Cécile Pouilly
Location: Geneva
Date: 3 September 2013
Subject: Iraq / Camp Ashraf

We strongly condemn the attack on Camp Ashraf which took place on Sunday and reportedly led to the killing of at least 47 camp residents.

We call upon the Iraqi government to ensure that medical assistance is urgently provided for the wounded and to guarantee the protection of the residents who remain in Camp Ashraf as well as those who are currently in Camp Liberty.

While we are still seeking details of what occurred, we also call upon the Iraqi government to quickly launch a full investigation to establish the facts and disclose the circumstances surrounding this attack.

ENDS

For further information and media requests, please contact Cecile Pouilly (+41 917 93 10/ cpouilly@ohchr.org) or Liz Throssell (+ 41 22 917 9434 / ethrossell@ohchr.org)

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