Shiite leader takes up Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (MKO), mass graves with human rights minister
BAGHDAD, Aug. 30 (VOI) – The deputy head of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC), Ammar al-Hakeem, on Saturday discussed with Iraqi Human Rights Minister Wejdan Mikhaeel measures taken to deal with the issues of Mujahideen Khalq Organization (MKO) and mass graves.
"Sayyid Ammar al-Hakeem on Saturday morning received Wejdan Mekhaeel, the human rights minister, at his office in Baghdad," according to a release issued by the SIIC as received by Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI).
"The two sides conferred on human rights issues, especially those related to the government measures taken to deal with the MKO file, in addition to the mass graves left by the former regime," it added.
The MKO, a group opposing the Iranian regime, has taken the Ashraf camp, (57 km) northeast of Baghdad, as a base since the 1980s, as the former Iraq regime cooperated with that organization during the Iraq-Iran war (1980-1988).
The SIIC, itself formed in Iran in the 1980s under its older name the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), had a military wing (Badr Brigade) that fought side by side with the Iranian army against the Iraqi troops during that war.