Iranian Dissidents Abroad At Risk Of Having Nowhere To Go

05/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"IT WAS one of the strangest places I'd ever seen," says one of the few Farsi-speaking Westerners to have spent weeks in Camp Ashraf, 65km (40 miles) north-east of Baghdad, where some 3,400 Iranian dissidents are hunkered down and are now threatened with expulsion from Iraq, perhaps even back to Iran. It was "like a spiffy midsized town in Iran", with parks, offices and buildings--but no children. It was "sterile, soulless and sad".

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