Memories and stories told by these people are the most tragic things we may hear at the time being. They have stories of filthiness and treachery, of an anthropoid plundering the entities of human beings, of crimes and captivity and ….Most important are their revealing stories which disclose the dangerous and inhumane nature of Rajavi’s cult.One of the most horrible crimes committed by MKO is “kidnapping and human smuggling”. In this report we try to reveal the details of this crime according to the former members
Whether MKO want it or not, many dissident members are leaving this cult.
Whether Rajavi and his friends like it or not, many of these dissidents are returning to their families. They are doing what has been banned by the cult.
Whether Organization, NLA and Council confirm or deny the membership of these people, there lots of undeniable evidences which prove their long membership in MKO and so-called NLA- most important of which are the individual interviews of US State Department with them in Camp Ashraf, fingerprinting, taking photos and issuing ID Card for them.
The wave of returning members are not coming from a round-the-world tour to tell us the story of one thousand and one nights! As they say, they’re coming from “a hell in which a minute equals a year” and that’s why they have a lot to say.
Memories and stories told by these people are the most tragic things we may hear at the time being. They have stories of filthiness and treachery, of an anthropoid plundering the entities of human beings, of crimes and captivity and ….
Most important are their revealing stories which disclose the dangerous and inhumane nature of Rajavi’s cult.
One of the most horrible crimes committed by MKO is “kidnapping and human smuggling”. In this report we try to reveal the details of this crime according to the former members:
In the late 70s, MKO faced a situation which can be called “the crisis of membership”. Organization had come to deadlock and members were no more dynamic. Forces struggled with each other and organization had to do something. A member compared himself with the other who had entered the organization at the same time with him but is superior. This made the person not to obey his commanders, and this was a poison for the iron discipline of the Organization. So, the organization had no way except recruiting new forces, so then it was possible to take the members to higher ranks in order to prevent the friction of old members.
Like before, the organization was looking for ideal forces in order to preserve the internal atmosphere. So “Sahar (Dawn) Operation” was conducted in 1999. Massoud Rajavi said that each base which can bring in new forces will be given privileges. So, they asked all members to call on their brothers, sisters and relatives to come to Iraq. But in practice, it was so difficult because those who had left the country 20 years ago had no one inside to recruit. Then, with the help of smugglers, they sent back some new members to the country; but they could only recruit a few ones.
It was so hard for the organization. So they activated the smugglers. First they asked smugglers to take its members into the country. Then the reason was explained for the smugglers and they were promised money in return for bringing new forces for the organization. A deal was cut with the Kurd, Arab in Turkey and Pakistan. Smugglers were trained and justified how to capture the forces.
Contacts, like Sedigheye Mojaveri in Europe, helped the project by making calls to young people in Iran and trying to deceive them. Some people like “Ali Ankara” in Turkey were responsible for coordinating the illegal transfer of kidnapped people to Iraq; and this is how the process of kidnapping and human smuggling was completed.
Smugglers were in work, actively bringing new forces for the organization, using deception and tricks. They did this only for money. They did everything necessary to accomplish their task. They brought very young persons, girls, poor ones; they were promised a good work and salary, education, residence in Europe; their sensations were instigated and …. Some them even didn’t know where they were going, until they reached Baghdad and found themselves in the camps of Mojahedin. This was what Mojahedin wanted, and smugglers were trained to do it in best way. They were trained what to say and what not to say. One of the most active persons in Turkey was “Ali Ankara”.
These people were taken to Iraq to fight. They were taken to Iraq to work as slaves. Even their families were not aware of their whereabouts since the organization didn’t let them make contact. Their families thought they have been lost.
Of course, this method is not MKO’s exclusive approach and has been used by other dangerous groups like Khmer Rouge. This approach has been has been condemned by world communities. Generally, the world is very sensitive towards the issue of human smuggling and this crime of the organization has nearly remained hidden otherwise there would have been necessary measures against them.
This issue didn’t remain hidden from veteran forces.
MKO held ceremonies in which new forces went on the platform and explained about the way they came to the organization. Some of them, who were braver than others, revealed the process of deception for others. Veteran members, becoming aware of these issues, stood against the organization.
It made no difference for the organization how the new members were taken in. They claimed that “sister Maryam’s revolution is so powerful that it absorbs all those who have come here, apart from their intentions. It is enough to be here for only a month, and you would join the revolution.” But the events didn’t go as the MKO wanted, and some of the new members started opposing the organization from the first day of their arrival and disrupted MKO’s equations.
Some of these people could be found among the former members who came back to Iran recently. Organization claims they don’t belong to the organization. It also says that these people had announced that they are not ready to bear the conditions of struggle and that they wanted to return to their normal life. No surprise; when a person is kidnapped and taken into the organization, he/she certainly won’t cooperate. But these very forces had to work as slaves for the organization and if they wanted to leave, they were told that they should remain two years in MKO’s prison and eight years in Abu Ghraib prison. Then, the US came and the situation changed.
Brief interviews of returning former members, published during recent days, are full of such examples. Habilian’s correspondent was able to interview some of them with more details. These interviews will be published in the following days under the title of “MKO and Human Smuggling”
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