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Ashraf: Very urgent news. Needs action

32 hostages forcibly transferred for interrogation, trial, murder or extradition
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 02, 2009

32 injured camp Ashraf residents who had been taken hostage since Tuesday, July 28, have been assaulted to be forcibly transferred to an unknown location. They had been imprisoned outside Ashraf by Iraqi agents in a 3 x 4 room, subjected to beatings and torture, and had initiated a hunger strike. On Sunday, their cries could be heard all the way at Ashraf's main gate indicating that they were resisting to be forcibly transferred.

It has been said that the goal of this forcible transfer is interrogation and putting on trial the victim instead of the henchman. According to other reports, the clerical regime has demanded the extradition or killing of these Ashraf residents through its agent, Ammar Hakim.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran holds the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, personally responsible for any threats to the residentsí lives and demands immediate intervention to free of the hostages by American forces, the UN delegation in Iraq, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. The names of the injured hostages, who have been on hunger strike for the past six days is as follows:

Iraj Ahmadi, Hossein Ahmadi, Hassan Besharati, Ali Tavalomi, Ebrahim Komari, Mostafa Sanai, Bahram Hossein Pour, Rahaman Heidari, Ghoramreza Khorami, Homayoun Deyhim, Mehdi Zare, Hossein Sarv Azad, Ahmad Tajgardoun, Mohsen Shojaee, Mohammad Ali Tatai, Asadollah Shahbazi, Jalil Gholamzadeh, Mehdi Abdulrahimi, Habib Ghorab, Aziz Gholami, Hossein Farsi, Jalil Forqani, Hossein Fili, Omid Qader Mazi, Mohammad Reza Qassem Zadeh, Mir Rahim Qoreishi, Jamshid Kargar, Moshfeq Kongi, Javad Gougerdi, Alireza Mohammad Zadeh, Karim Mohammadi and Mohammad Reza Houshmand.

A number of the injured were in critical condition when taken hostage. Henchman commanded by the Iranian regime had tied the hands of these hostages for the first three days as they were on a hunger strike, and they prayed with their hands tied behind their backs.

In addition to the 32 injured hostages on hunger strike, since six days ago, four others, Hamid Ashtari, Mehraban Balai, Sohrab Balouchi and Ebrahim Molai have also been taken hostage and there is no information about their wherabouts.

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