after a while I saw that everything was changing. They put pressure on us. We had to work from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. After that we had to take part in the meetings called “Current Operation” in which we had to criticize ourselves. We were under heavy mental and physical pressure
I am Afshin Jafarzadeh, born in the city of Uromia.
In 1997, I went to turkey to find a job. After 4 years in there I wanted to return to Iran when MKO agents made contact with me and deceived me by the promises they made. I agreed to go to Iraq with them.
After arriving in Camp Ashraf, we went under training for 14 months in reception section. At first, I was happy that I can play a role for my own country. I was satisfied for joining the organization. But after a while I saw that everything was changing. They put pressure on us. We had to work from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. After that we had to take part in the meetings called “Current Operation” in which we had to criticize ourselves. We were under heavy mental and physical pressure.
After the US invasion to Iraq, the leadership had said that MKO would unleash its forces toward Iran if even a bullet is fired toward the camp by Americans. Then we got that the leader has fled to France and then they were forced, under US pressure, to submit all their weapons.
We saw the real face of Mojahedin who claimed that they are struggling to free Iran and make a democratic country. Rajavi never fought to establish a democratic government in Iran; he was a bloodsucker. It’s true that he needs the blood of Iranian youths, why? Because, if I lost my life for him, my family would have supported Mojahedin for me. And in this way, Rajavi could get a family who supported him. Mojahedin never let us return. They said that there’s no way back. Until a day when they said that those who want to go are free to leave. I and my brother were the first ones who left it. They kept us again for 2 weeks in the Exit section. They wanted to convince us to return to the organization but we didn’t accept.
Then we went to a camp made by Americans. We stayed there for 18 months. They had promised to send us to foreign countries but they delayed it due to their ties with PMOI. Mojahedin didn’t want us to go out because it knew that we would make problems for it.
A year later, State Department officials came and interviewed members and promised to transfer us to other countries as soon as possible. Even General Myers himself sent us letters to appreciate our cooperation with Americans. He encouraged us to wait. Once we heard, from media and Radio Salvation (Radio Nejat) that Iran’s supreme leader has issued a public pardon for us. We believed that the best place for us is Iran. so we decided to get back. We were warmly received. Agents of Ministry of Intelligence treated us were good. In few days we would join our families again.
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