We said that we hadn't any information because we lived in village. We had no answers for their numerous questions. They took our plain clothes by force and gave us military uniforms. For a week, they interrogated us, asked us about our lives, … finally they took us to the Reception Section. There, I said that we were so unlucky to be taken to this place by these people. From the outset, they opposed what we said
I'm Mohammed Naim Mullazehi, from the city of Saravan.
One of our relatives, a member of MKO, called us and told us to leave the country. Since he was in Dubai we didn't think he may be involved in the MKO. We didn't know the MKO. He called us and asked us to go to Pakistan and said that he would come to Pakistan to manage the affairs. At that time some people went to Dubai through Pakistan. We thought that he's going to take us to Dubai. There in Pakistan, we called a phone number he had given to us. He asked us to go to Karachi adding that some people would meet us there. We got off the bus in Karachi when we saw some people (supporters of MKO) who came and took us to a hotel. They took our photos to prepare our passports.
We stayed in the hotel for 3 days. Then, they took us to their base, that we didn't know where it was. For a few days, 3 or 4, we were there. They didn't let us leave the place. After 4 days, they came and said that our passports were ready and that they wanted to send us! We went to the airport and they said that they send us to Iraq and that we would be sent to Sweden from Iraq. "Now you go to Iraq to be trained there for 45 days to 6 months. In Sweden, there's company and you'd work there but you don't know the job; so, you should be trained before going to Europe," they said.
There in Iraq we first faced their questions: "What's Islamic Republic doing? What did you do there? Do you have any information?"
We said that we hadn't any information because we lived in village. We had no answers for their numerous questions. They took our plain clothes by force and gave us military uniforms. For a week, they interrogated us, asked us about our lives, … finally they took us to the Reception Section. There, I said that we were so unlucky to be taken to this place by these people. From the outset, they opposed what we said.
For nine months, we were there. A month later, the US invaded Iraq. We were at war and they couldn't say anything to us. They kept us there by force until the war ended and the US occupied Iraq. Again, they took us to the Reception. There, they pressed us and said that we had to stay with them. This struggle took nine months, and after that we came out and joined the US camp. I was in the US camp for 16 months.
In the camp, officials of US State Department came and interviewed us. They asked where we wanted to go and we said that we wanted to return to Iran because we had not done anything wrong to be afraid. The MKO deceived us and took us out of our country. We didn't know about it. Now we have returned.
To watch the film of interview, please click <1>here<1>.
To read "MEK and Human Smuggling", please click <2>here<2>.
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