Comments on: Human bargaining chips in deals with Iran Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: AndrewSmith Wed, 07 Mar 2012 05:57:47 +0000 If Ashraf is on Iraqi soil there shouldnt be any legal jurisdiction by US or UN. Sending them back to their original countries of asylum is best for them.

By: James Haveman Tue, 08 Sep 2009 19:19:16 +0000 1. I do not understand why these people are sticking to this place.
2. Legally Ashraf is on Iraqi soil and hence is under Iraqi jurisdiction.
3. Neither the UN nor US has legal jurisdiction on Iraqi soil.
4. Ashraf inmates are there because of their previous friendly relations with the Saddam regime. They chose to be there and used Ashraf as a base for their activities, many of which were active military in support of the Saddam regime and against Iran
5. Most Ashraf inmates have sought asylum in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and other countries before they move to Ashraf.
6. The situation now is very different from 2002. They are not Iraqi citizens and clearly unwelcome in Iraq.
7. It is inconceivable that they stay in Ashraf indefinitely and for what? They are not allowed to operate against Iran nor have a defined future in Iraq
8. The solution in my view is to leave voluntarily and go back to their original countries of asylum. There could be a small number of them that have family links with Iraq and such cases can considered on their individual merits. Some might wish to go back to Iran if given certain assurances.
9. Voluntary repatriation or forceful expulsions are the only options.

By: Fatemeh Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:39:00 +0000 Dear Mr. Debusmann,

Dank en thuizend time thanks for your honest article en support.

I hope that presidente open his eyes.

By: Bahram Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:49:41 +0000 People in Camp Ashraf are terrorists. They slept in the same bed with Saddam Hussein for two decades. Iranian people detest these terrorists who killed our people and our elected officials in a terror campaign.

Iraq must return the MKO terrorists to Iran so that justice would be served to them.

By: sanaz Sun, 23 Aug 2009 17:29:32 +0000 tank you for your attentıon for Ashraf People
Viva Ashraf City

By: Mytra Sun, 23 Aug 2009 16:32:24 +0000 Dear Mr. Debusmann,

On behalf of every Iranian in exile, I would like to thank you for this clear and honest article in this very complex though very simple situation. You are a true journalist; one that seeks the truth and enlightens the world.

Thank you.

By: fardın Sun, 23 Aug 2009 15:25:14 +0000 tank you for your attentıon for ıranan resıstene.we dont forget our freınds

By: pirouz Sat, 22 Aug 2009 19:16:33 +0000 I want to thank you for your support from Asraf citizen in such a critical moment. sincerely your’s pirouz

By: H.Baiat Sat, 22 Aug 2009 17:43:10 +0000 thanks dear sir of your attention for iranian resistane , my best wishes

By: javad Sat, 22 Aug 2009 17:20:50 +0000 Thank you for you excellent report, i hope the USA Presidente open his eyes to this reality. thank you again.