A former prisoner at Camp Ashraf reveals human rights violations in Mojahedin

Al Sabah interviews Mr. Rafiei; MKO Cult defector

A former prisoner in the Mojahedin Khalq base, Camp Ashraf in Diyala province north Baghdad, revealed that he had been subjected to physical abuse and torture by the leaders of Mojahedin Khalq (aka MKO, MEK, NCRI, Rajavi cult.)

A member of the Council of Diyala also confirmed that the members of Mojahedin Khalq are involved in the bombings in the province.

Mr. Macki Rafiee revealed in an interview with Alsabah that he managed to escape from Ashraf prison situated in the north of Diyala and take refuge with the Iraqi forces. He also revealed that he was held by the leaders of the organisation for 15 years during which time he had received various kinds of physical and psychological torture.

He added that he entered Iraqi territory along with other members coming from Paris with a view to pursuing his political aims. But this ended in failure because of the violations against members of the organization in the camp.

He noted that he had received invitations from the United Nations to migrate to Europe or to return to Iran after his escape from the camp, saying he chose to return to his homeland, and to expose the organization’s crimes. He also participated in the peaceful demonstration organized by the Iranian families coming from Iran against the organization.

The Iranian families organized two days of peaceful demonstration outside the headquarters of Camp Ashraf, demanding the release of children detained in the camp, held by the MKO.

He appealed to the demonstrators, who have been living in Iraq since several months ago to follow the fate of their children, and appealed to the Iraqi government to intervene for the release of their loved ones and return them to Iran.

For his part, a member of the Security Committee in the governorate of Diyala, Dalir Hussain Fares Hassan Sayeh, accused MKO members of supporting terrorist groups in the province, and involvement in the bombings in Diyala. In a statement to Alsabah, he said that that the Security Committee of the Council has evidence of the involvement of members of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization in the violence currently witnessed by Diyala, and also evidence of providing financial support for terrorist groups and trying to foment sectarian conflict. He called on the House of Representatives and the government to expel the organization from Iraqi territory.

Alsabah, Hadi Anbuge, Diyala province
translated by Iran Interlink

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