Former members of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) reacted outside a Tehran courthouse on Wednesday after the organisation “was condemned and obliged to pay for financial and moral damages” to them, according to the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs, themselves former members of the cult-like group, allege they were captured during the Iraq-Iran war and were forced to become members of the political-militant group which advocates and fights for the overthrow of the Islamic Republic of Iran under the leadership of Maryam and Massoud Rajavi.
Forty-two individuals were involved in the proceedings and were claiming damages and compensation in connection with imprisonment and torture and alleged human rights violations.
The European Union, Canada, and the United States had previously categorised the MEK as a terrorist organisation. The designation has now been lifted.