Two Swedish lawmakers have been criticized after their recent participation in a panel organized by an anti-Iranian terrorist group.
The Members of Parliament Anne Ludvigsson and Bjorn Leivik attended a panel debate entitled Human Rights in Iran aimed at removing the terrorist group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MKO) from the EU’s terror list.
“The meeting was reportedly organized by the Organization of the United Associations for a Free Iran (FFFI) [affiliated to the MKO],” the Swedish SvD daily wrote.
It is inappropriate for Bjorn Leivik and Anne Ludvigsson to have participated in a panel debate arranged by an organization known to be terrorist, cult-like and brutal, said Majed Safaee, an Iranian blogger residing in Sweden.
He also underlined that Human Rights Watch has described how the group had harassed ex-members and used torture at their camps in Iraq under Saddam’s rule.
The MKO has committed terrorist acts against the Iranian nation and collaborated with Saddam’s regime in its bloody crackdown on Iraqi Kurds and Shias.
Iraqi officials have long tried to bring the group’s leader Masoud Rajavi to justice over his role in the massacre of Iraqi people. ————- Human Rights Abuses Inside the Mojahedin Khalq Camps (HRW, May 2005) http://hrw.org/backgrounder/mena/iran0505/ Exit NoHuman Rights Abuses Inside the Mojahedin Khalq Camps I. Summary Methodology II. Background III. Rise of Dissent inside the MKO Operation Eternal Light Compulsory Divorce Security Clearances IV. Human Rights Abuses in the MKO Camps V. Testimonies Mohammad Hussein Sobhani Yasser Ezati Farhad Javaheri-Yar Ali Ghashghavi Alireza Mir Asgari Akbar Akbari Sayed Amir Mowaseghi May 2005
Press TV, reprting from SvD daily, Sweden, November 15, 2007