A German investigative journalist, Luisa Hommerich has irritated the propaganda media of the Mujahedin Khalq (the MEK). The prominent journalist Hommerich has pinned a thread of tweets on her tweeter account to state extra clarifications on her recent article on the MEK as a cult-like group, titled “Iranian Mojahedin Khalq – Struggle For Freedom Using Cultic Methods” 13608 :
An Iranian political sect is said to have controlled members in Berlin with psychotechnics. For example, they should have confessed to sexual thoughts, report defectors.
And, now it’s getting strange: Several German politicians (especially CDU) support the sect.
The organization in question is the Iranian People’s Mujahedin (also known as #MEK / MKO / PMOI / NCRI). They didn’t reply to an email with questions. On their homepage they described the allegations as “lies and slander”.
Hommerich continues the thread revealing the paid German politicians who attended MEK-run propaganda events:
New information includes:
– Norbert Lammert, @VriesChristoph
and many more participated in a conference with the leader of the People’s Mujahideen
– People’s Mujahedin should make some payments to foreign Politicians settled through Berlin
– Donors are said to have been deceived
This is the third article authored by Luisa Hommerich. The first one covered the experience of an MEK defector named Gholamreza Shekari who had been deceived to join the MEK and had been tortured by the group commanders in Camp Ashraf, Iraq. It was published by Spiegle International on February 18th, 2019.
The second article was published on October 29th, 2021 on the Zeit Magazine, in which Hommerich went through the heartbreaking story of a child victim of the MEK Amin Golmaryami. The article was not only based on Amin’s testimonies but also based on unbiased sources and documents which proved that the MEK leaders violated the rights of at least 200 children of Mujahed parents who have been smuggled from Iraq to Germany.
Hommerich is labeled by the MEK propaganda as the agent of the Islamic Republic of Iran, although the group has never responded her questions on the cases investigated in the articles.