view
I believe that American forces there don’t know the realities, I mean Mojahedin don’t give them enough information. We are pursuing our requests by Amnesty Internationl which is in contact with US Forces Command to solve the issue
A number of former MKO members and dissidents gathered before the French parliament yesterday to protest to the lack of possibility to visit their relatives and loved ones who are living in the camps of this organization in Iraq. Following the fall of Saddam by the US, American soldiers disarmed Mojahedin and they’re now under control. But former members accuse the leaders of this organization of preventing them from meeting their relatives in the camp. Amir Mosaddegh Katozian has asked Mr. Haghi some questions about this gathering. “We had a gathering before the parliament. At the same time a 4 member body of our representatives met representatives of French parliament. We posed our requests on two main axes: supporting the requests of the families who have been unaware of their children for nearly two decades, and getting their support for the judicial case which is running against Maryam Rajavi in the court.” What did former members do to meet their relatives in Iraq? “They did a lot. They went in groups and even individually. There are some families who act independently from inside Iran. There are some abroad. We have a person living in Norway with a daughter who has gone to Iraq to meet the relatives. Once 5 families together went to Ashraf but most of them couldn’t meet their loved ones and their relatives were beaten by MKO. There are some cases in which Mojahedin left these families alone in the deserts around Ashraf at the middle of the night. They didn’t cooperate. So, we ask all humanitarian communities to help the establishment of human relationship of these families with their relatives in Iraq.” Did former members make contact with American officials? “At this time, when I’m talking to you some of my friends are in Iraq. But American officials have told them not to go to Camp Ashraf for their own safety. But there are some cases who have gone to the camp without coordination of Americans, but they have returned with no success.” What are their reasons for preventing such meetings? “For example they say that the one you are looking for is not here, he will not return, we don’t know when he would return and so on… they try to weaken the morale of the people to make them return. Sometimes they brought the one whose family had come to meet. But he was only there for half an hour and it was really controlled by 2 or 3 MKO members. There have been some cases that members wanted to leave the camp by getting on the bus carrying families, but Mojahedin informed US forces and they forced the member to get off the bus.” So American forces acted according to the will of Mojahedin? “I believe that American forces there don’t know the realities, I mean Mojahedin don’t give them enough information. We are pursuing our requests by Amnesty Internationl which is in contact with US Forces Command to solve the issue.”

New Articles

Upholders of human rights support terrorist MKO

Spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security Council said that Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) that has received asylum from France is today supported by the upholders of human rights though...

UK MPs attended rally for Iranian group whose leader is still banned by London

The group was delisted as terrorist organisation in 2008 - but some analysts say it still operates as a cult

Ex-terrorist group funds Paris trip for British Labour MP Toby Perkins

A group, formerly listed as a terrorist organization by the UK and US, funded a trip to Paris for a Labour MP. Toby Perkins was at an event run by...

The MEK: From Revolutionary Group to Imperialist Asset

The MEK’s violent past makes it clear why its only remaining friends are those who seek regime change in Iran at any cost.

The Albanian Center against Terrorism lists MEK as an extremist organization

The Albanian Center against Terrorism lists Iranian Mojahedin Khalq as an extremist organisation.

Most viewed

Full-time job of the MKO

It has been near two decades that the Mujahedin Khalq Organizaion (the MKO/MEK/ the PMOI/ the Cult of Rajavi) propagate its fabrications on Iran’s nuclear program and eventually Iran hawks...

How the U.S. Aristocracy Made a Foreign-Policy Chump Out of Trump

Key to conquering Russia, is regime-change in all countries whose leaders are friendly toward Russia (such as was the case with Saddam Hussein, and with Muammar Gaddafi, and with Bashar al-Assad...

MKO-Linked Cell Busted in Western Iran

Iran’s intelligence forces disbanded a cell that had links with the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in the western province of Lorestan.

Why has France become a safe haven for extremism in Europe?

Casting blame on those responsible for the rise of the Islamic State in various parts of the Middle East and its disconcerting extension into other parts of the world is...

Iran Calls For Tougher EU Measures against MKO in Europe

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli called for tougher measures against the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI) terrorist group by the European Union...