Indeed, Women in the MKO are only tools. I remember that Maryam Rajavi boasted about Leadership Council that it's full of women, that MKO respects women rights and … but she has said in a meeting that no one should have personal views and that should would even demote Mahvash Sepehri if she has a view for herself
The speech of Rasool Mohammed Nejad at the seminar of discussing MKO's Human Rights Violations- Paris/May 18, 2005
I was a supporter of the MKO since 1979. I continued my political activities and although I had not military activities, I continued my political activities until 1987 when I could enter Iraq and the so-called NLA. 23 years of my life (until 2002) passed in direct or indirect connection to this organization and it's now two and half years that I'm in Sweden and this is the first time I'm attending a gathering and speak. When I saw HRW report on the MKO and then heard the loud noises made by the MKO and especially Maryam Rajavi- who claimed that they had no prison, they had never sent anyone to Abu Ghraib and that they had sent the members to Iran to live an ordinary life.
I saw such repellent lies by them and I couldn't be silent anymore. So, I decided that any one of the former members should come and reveal the violations of Human Rights by the MKO. I consider it as a duty for myself and I suggest to other ones who've remained silent to do so.
In 2001, I was in the MKO when they held intensive court sessions. During 6 months, they tried many of the members, some of whom resisted and tasted the imprisonment and some others accepted MKO's conditions and returned to the organization. My own trial took 8 days and the person in charge of the trial was Mahvash Sepehri (also known as Nasrin). After these 8 days, I stood before them and repeated my words, that I didn't want to work with them and that I would accept all risks to separate from the group. At that time, they sent me to Eskan prison and I was in solitary confinement for 6 months; after that, I was sent to Abu Ghraib prison and you all know what happens there; you know about tortures and the enmity toward Iranians. They said that we were Iranians and that what we owed them was our blood. they tortured us physically and mentally; for instance, when you see they're beating your friend and break his leg, the mental impact is more catastrophic than being tortured yourself.
I also want to say that HRW report is really incomplete since nothing has been mentioned in it about the women and kids. It's generally about a number of former members. I think the cases of all 800 people who left the MKO and came here, those who returned again to the organization and things that happened to them, and the cases of kids and women being sexually abused should be followed.
Indeed, Women in the MKO are only tools. I remember that Maryam Rajavi boasted about Leadership Council that it's full of women, that MKO respects women rights and … but she has said in a meeting that no one should have personal views and that should would even demote Mahvash Sepehri if she has a view for herself.
This proves that "woman" is a tool in the hands of the MKO, used to suppress men and to suppress women themselves. It also proves that the membership of the Leadership Council is more appointive rather than elective. But they claim that women tried themselves and got into ranks. Maryam Rajavi appoints and removes everyone she wants and whenever she wants. I hope to see Maryam and Massoud (if he's alive) in a court in the near future.
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