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Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 143 Iran Interlink Weekly Digest

Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 143

This week KSA’s Al Arabiya published an interview with an officer of the Free Syrian Army in which he goes out of his way to stress that his group were given information about the location of Khan Tuman (a location the FSA subsequently attacked, killing fifteen Iranians) by the Mojahedin Khalq./MKO/MEK/PMOI. At the same time Kuwait’s AlDastour newspaper published an advertorial written by infamous Saddamist Davoud Al Basari – who recently claimed that the US army …

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Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 142 Iran Interlink Weekly Digest

Iran Interlink Weekly Digest –  142

Behzad Alishahi has written a detailed article about the ways the MEK misuse the vulnerability of refugees. He describes how the MEK/MKO/PMOI exploits refugee poverty by paying them to attend rallies and meetings. But then, if they don’t accept all the MEK’s demands of them, the cult employs lawyers to prosecute and persecute them. The MEK/MKO/PMOI regularly tries to pit the refugees against each other by spreading lies and rumours so that they will fight ...

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Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 141 Iran Interlink Weekly Digest

Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 141

ranian media covered the 34th International Film Festival in Tehran. There were two films which were based on the MEK. Ebrahim Khodabandeh who served for 23 years as the head of the MEK’s International Relations department and who left them in 2003, gave a speech about the films and talked about the internal situation of the MEK as a terrorist cult. The film ‘Cyanide’, an action movie directed by Behrouz Shoaibi, is set in the time before …

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I left, because of the MEK involvement in child labour, execution and torture Fariba Hashtrudi

I left, because of the MEK involvement in child labour, execution and torture

Hashtroodi, a journalist and author, had formerly been with the MEK /MKO/ PMOI as a member of the NCRI...her interview she said “why is Rajavi claiming that anybody going back to their homeland Iran is a mercenary, while he himself has been mercenary for many different parties – Saddam, MOSSAD, CIA, Saudi Arabia, etc,

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Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 140 Iran Interlink Weekly Digest

Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 140

Last week and this week two interviews with Fariba Hashtroodi by Ali Limonadi were broadcast by Iran Farda TV. Hashtroodi, a journalist and author, had formerly been with the MEK as a member of the NCRI. In reaction to the interviews, the MEK/MKO/PMOI went on overdrive everywhere to swear in the most horrible ways imaginable to attack her. They also forced every member of the NCRI to swear at her. Apparently this is all because in her …

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Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 139 Iran Interlink Weekly Digest

Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 139

In Tirana, Ehsan Bidi and Siavosh Rastar – who have no accommodation or money because this is supposed to be provided by the MEK/MKO/PMOI which they left – continue to picket outside the UNHRC office. They have now started a hunger strike. This week police harassed them removing their placards and confiscating all their papers. Although they have no place to go, the police say they cannot protest in public and must move on. There are …

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Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 138 Iran Interlink Weekly Digest

Atefeh Eghbal, an MEK internal critic, wrote about her humanitarian concerns on her weblog. The MEK response was to have her brother Mohammad Eghbal write all over the MEK/MKO/PMOI sites swearing at his sister, calling her a prostitute and worse – using words not usually found in normal writing. Some commentators noted their disgust at the MEK‘s reaction. One is Hojjat Esmaili – formerly a long serving intelligence officer in the MEK – who wrote …

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Go back to the MEK, or go to the Iranian embassy Albania

Go back to the MEK, or go to the Iranian embassy

Bidi says that already a few members have been forced to humiliate themselves and beg the MEK/MKO/PMOI to be allowed again to become terrorists for money. They all have refugee status. When Bidi questioned Nicola and other authorities they said ‘there are two ways; either go back to the MEK, or go to the Iranian embassy and ask to be taken back to Iran...

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Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 136 Iran Interlink Weekly Digest

Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 136

Ali Gharib in Lobelog tears a strip off The Israel Project for trying to bolster its anti-Iran message by using the MEK. The tightly written article concludes: “This much is certain: as long as Block and his Israel Project are willing to leverage and boost Maryam Rajavi and the Mojahedin-e Khalq – a group that, again, Block thinks is a ‘terrorist organization’ – they ought not to be taken very seriously on either Iranian politics or American Iran policy.”

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