The families of several members of Mojahedin Khalq Organization on an Italian TV program call for their children to return.
The program, called ‘La Rubrica Politica Estera’, was aired by Italy’s state broadcaster RAI1 on Friday. At the beginning of the program a number of Iranian families were shown holding pictures of their deceived children, asking for them to be allowed to return to Iran.
Following those images, the commentator of the program explained that the MKO are communists who were supported by the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and later fled to Europe and the United States.
The commentator continued that the Mojahedin separated many families by using persuasion techniques similar to those of Pol Pot, the former communist head of Cambodia. The program pointed out that many of the terrorist organization’s staff and senior members have told unsettling tales of insanity about the time they spent cooperating with the group.
According to RAI, MKO’s former financial head has revealed that members of the group live in absolute poverty and in the absence of their families, while the organization’s leader, Mas’oud Rajavi and his wife Maryam, live lavishly.
The program said that the group currently seeks to steer the dispute over Iran’s nuclear issue to more dismal corners by writing a letter to the US following the January 4 Strait of Hormuz naval incident.
MJ/JG/RA PRESS TV, Sat, 26 Jan 2008