Open Letter to the Iraqi President,

Dear Mr Talebani, President of the Republic of Iraq  We would like to draw your attention to the fact that after 4 years from the time of disarmament of the Rajavi cult in your country, around 3000 members of the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (MKO) are still being kept in a camp near Khales, (Diyali Province) called ASHRAF. Many of these people, who are considered as the body of this cultish organisation, have themselves experienced the physical and mental torture imposed on the members by the leaders of the cult. Due to the cult practices, these people have been denied their basic human rights including the right to have contact with the outside world and/or their family members. As you yourself, even in the time of Saddam Hussein’s rule, used to emphasise, “The account of the leaders of the Mojahedin Khalq should be separated from the ordinary members of the cult”. We would also like to draw your attention to the fact that out of 800 people who have managed to escape the cult about 200 are still kept in the adjacent camp called TIPF. Although the disaffected members have clearly denounced violence and terrorism, their faiths still not clear.  Dear Mr President, Sabz Association was established by some ex-members and ex-officials of the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (Rajavi cult) who now reside in European countries. One of our aims is to help our friends who have been taken hostage by the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (Rajavi Cult). Our aim is to help these people to integrate back into society and start a new normal life away from the cult and violence. Dear Sir, A family of one of these hostages has recently revealed that during his contact with the US army, who along side Bulgarian forces are protecting the existence of the Mojahedin terrorist group in Iraq (the family has been trying to contact their loved one for the past decade), unfortunately the US personnel in charge (in Ashraf camp) has asked the family to directly contact the Mojahedin safe houses in Europe and ask permission from them to visit their loved one. (The written document is available and can be produced upon request). The family have taken the matter to the American Embassy in their country of residence and have officially protested the suggestion of contacting a proscribed terrorist organisation in Europe . The American embassy has declined to answer any further questions upon receiving a copy of the document. Similar situations have been reported by other families residing in European and North American countries. We would be grateful if you would nominate someone for further investigation into this matter, in which case we would be more than happy to put the officials in contact with the families and related documents. Dear Mr President, Four years after the fall of Saddam Hussein and the establishment of the democratically elected government of , it is questionable why the demand of these families to have access to their loved ones is being ignored. You are of course aware that history will judge the willing coalition led by United State of America in a completely different way than judging your good self and your elected Iraqi government. And you are of course aware that the expectation of the people in the region from you and your government is different from their expectation from the coalition forces. You are aware that the desperate families of these captives before having any hope of help from the American army are looking for help from their Iraqi brothers. Dear Mr Talebani, We urge you to intervene to end this harsh bizarre situation according to conditions set out by the Fourth Geneva Convention (under which the US claims to be holding the captured individuals) to guarantee the expected access of the families to their loved ones without the presence of the leaders of the Mojahedin cult, outside the perimeters of Camp ASHRAF, as even in the very exceptional occasions where there has been a brief meeting between the detainees and their families, the Mojahedin leader have been present and the individuals are visibly afraid of talking openly and privately with their families.

With our warmest wishes, Iran-Sabz Association  April 2007

Iran-Sabz Association e.V  Postfach 680271  50705 köln  phone:+49(0)1777581050

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