Iraqi official to warn over violations in Camp Ashraf

In a Sunday statement, Iraqi National Security Advisor Mowaffaq al-Rubaie asked MKO leaders to stop using "torture tactics" against members who want to leave the organization.

In a Sunday statement, Iraqi National Security Advisor Mowaffaq al-Rubaie asked MKO leaders to stop using "torture tactics" against members who want to leave the organization."The MKO violates the freedom of speech in all possible ways. It does not even follow human rights when dealing with its own members," the statement said. "The MKO violates the freedom of speech in all possible ways. It does not even follow human rights when dealing with its own members," the statement said.

"It deprives of them [MKO members] from the right to determine their own fate," the statement added.

Although the European Union has recently outraged the victims of MKO violence by removing the group from its list of terrorist organizations, the group is still blacklisted in Iran, Iraq, Canada, and the United States.

The group, exiled from Iran, has claimed responsibility for bombings, killings and attacks against Iranian government officials and civilians over the past 30 years.

The attacks include the assassination of the late president Mohammad-Ali Rajaei, prime minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar and judiciary chief Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti.

The MKO is also known to have cooperated with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hossein in suppressing the 1991 uprisings in southern Iraq and the massacre of Iraqi Kurds.

The Iraqi government has recently given MKO members a deadline to leave their Camp Ashraf military training ground in Diyala Province.

MKO is notorious for using cult-like tactics within the group and for torturing and murdering its defectors.

Iranian officials say that many MKO members have contacted Iran in an attempt to flee the camp but have eventually been entrapped by the group.

Numerous articles and letters posted on the Internet by family members of MKO recruits confirm reports of the horrific abuse that the group inflicts on its own members and the alluring recruitment methods it uses.

The most shocking of such stories includes accounts given by former British MKO member Ann Singleton and Mustafa Mohammadi — the father of an Iranian-Canadian girl who was drawn into the group during an MKO recruitment campaign in Canada.

Mohammadi recounts his desperate efforts to contact his daughter, who disappeared several years ago — a result of what the MKO called a ‘two-month tour’ of Camp Ashraf for teenagers.

 

He also explains how the group forces the families of its recruits to take part in pro-MKO demonstrations in Western countries by threatening to kill their loved ones.

Lacking a foothold in Iran, the terrorist group recruits ill-informed teens from Iranian immigrant communities in Western states and blocks their departure afterwards. 

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