Eighty members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK, a.k.a. MKO) residing in Camp Ashraf are obstructing the implementation of the Iraqi Court’s decision to evacuate this Camp, said an Iraqi official.
According to Habilian Association, Uday Khadran, the governor of Khalis, told the Al-Sumaria that an Iraqi court has ordered the evacuation of Camp Ashraf and the delivery of the Camp to the Khalis governorate.
Referring to the remaining members of the MKO in Camp Ashraf who refused to leave their long-held military headquarters, al-Khadran said, the presence of these individuals in Ashraf after the relocation of most of the group members to Camp liberty is by no means legal.
He called on the security services to fully carry out the court order and to purge the Camp of the terrorist elements of MKO.
Iraqi government has relocated some 3100 members of the terrorist group from their former military headquarters to Camp liberty, but 80 members have not left the camp yet.
The relocation was in line with a memorandum of understanding signed on December 25, 2011, between Iraq and UN to temporarily transfer MKO members from Camp Ashraf to Camp liberty for the UNHCR to review their refugee status and send them to third countries.