You know that the women in the MKO have been threatened. They have been told that they would be sent to Abu Ghraib prison and …. There are a large number of men around them
Why did you participate in this gathering?
Setareh Shaabani: "To oppose the Mojahedin-e khalq in Iraq, for the sake of the members they keep there, for youngsters who should be free."
You think such gathering would be successful in saving them from Iraq?
Shaabani: "They should be successful. This is their right. Their right."
Why doesn’t MKO let them leave?
Shaabani: "It wants to use them for its own terrorist purposes."
What about the role of Americans? Why don't they let the members leave?
Shaabani: "I don't know lot about Americans but I think that they would be useful for Americans either. Those members who were raised in Europe and are familiar with western culture are more useful for Americans."
You know that a large number of Mojahedin members, nearly 3000 to 4000, left the MKO. They all had problems with the organization. They don't form a movement, why?
Shaabani: "Because there's no unity among them. I believe they should be united. That is what I want to say. There are many who have suffered from the MKO. So, there are many who should unite."
Do you have any message for the women who are now in Iraq (Camp Ashraf)?
Shaabani: "They should also protest, they should escape. They should all move together."
Have you heard of any MKO woman escape?
Shaabani: "No, they can't. but they should do that."
Why do you think they can't run away from the camp of Mojahedin?
Shaabani: "Well, they're really under pressure. Mojahedin believe the women are slaves."
What's the difference of man and woman? Why do the men have more freedom to come out?
Shaabani: "The men have more abilities. I'm a woman but I left it. I came out alone. But not all women can do this because they're restricted. For example, when a woman wants to leave her home, she thinks there's a big monster out there. But that's not true."
You know that the women in the MKO have been threatened. They have been told that they would be sent to Abu Ghraib prison and …. There are a large number of men around them.
Shaabani: "Yes, that's what scares them."
Mr. Rezvani! Where's here?
Nasser Rezvani: "We are before the Parliament of Germany. We have gathered here to protest to the MKO, since they have submitted several youths to the US while most of them have the citizenship documents of western countries. We should form an international campaign in this regard."
What's your requests from the parliament?
Rezvani: "We want the US forces to return those who are citizens of Germany so that they can have a normal life here."
How do you see today's gathering?
Rezvani: "It's good; many have come to protest. It's successful. We can hold it superbly."
How did the Germans treat it?
Rezvani: "My friends our distributing statements here and I see that German citizens read the statements."
What's your message?
Rezvani: "My message is that we would continue our activities and we would try our best to save those kids there. They are not alone and we support them."
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...