A MAKESHIFT morgue at Camp Ashraf, home to hundreds of Iranian
exiles in Iraq, was found by UN visitors to contain 52 bodies, all
appearing to have suffered gunshot wounds, it was reported last
The discovery follows an attack on 1 September. The UN
Assistance Mission for Iraq visited the camp the next day.
"All the deceased appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds, the
majority of them in the head and the upper body, and several with
their hands tied," a statement said. "The delegation also saw
several damaged buildings, including one burnt, and was shown
quantities of explosives."
The deputy special representative of the secretary-general of
the UN, György Busztin, who led the visit, said: "I call on the
Iraqi government to ensure that a thorough, impartial, and
transparent investigation into this atrocious crime is conducted
without delay, and that the results of the investigation are made
The director of the Association of Anglo-Iranian Women in the
UK, Laila Jazayeri, said on the day of the attack that it had been
perpetrated by Iraqi forces.
On Wednesday last week, the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry
Morgan, said: "This vicious attack indicates that Maleki's
government is either unable to or not committed to implementing and
ensuring the safety, security and the well-being of a defenceless
civilian population, who have been designated as 'Protected
Persons' under the Geneva Convention and International Law."
Camp Ashraf is home to about 1500 Iranian exiles, many
supporters of People's Mujahedin Organisation of Iran, which
co-operated with supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini in toppling the
Shah's regime in 1979.