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Iranian Dissidents Abroad At Risk Of Having Nowhere To Go

First Posted: 05/10/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:15 PM ET

Camp Ashraf Rally


"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".

Read the whole story: Economist


Filed by Stuart Whatley  |