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Rioters Underline MKO’s Leading Role in Iran’s Recent Unrests

TEHRAN (FNA)- A rioter arrested during Iran’s post-election unrests confessed that he had received trainings in the Camp Ashraf of the anti-Iran terrorist group Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in Iraq to conduct sabotage and terror operations in Iran.

Nasser Abdul-Hosseini, alias Behrouz, who was detained for his major role in post-election unrests made the confessions to a court hearing in Tehran on Saturday. Abdul-Hosseni admitted all charges raised against him in the indictment.

"I went there (the camp) after crossing Iran-Iraq border at Qashr-e Shirin illegally and I was trained by a person named Siyavash in a bid to stage operations in Tehran," Hosseini said during the court hearing.

About the details of his training program, the detainee confessed that he had been trained to spark unrests in peaceful demonstrations, take photographs of any empty polling station and send them to MKO headquarters and raise pictures of MKO leaders at Iranian universities.

He further confessed that after June 12 presidential election he learned how to make Cocktail Molotov and received trainings from a woman named Zohreh, a London-based MKO member, to set buses and mosques on fire.

Hosseini added that he was arrested by Iranian security forces before fulfilling his mission.
The 100 culprits that are put to trail at these series of hearing sessions are categorized in three groups, namely the "plotters, intriguers, and planners of the riots", "the antagonists and those affiliated to foreign services", and "the opportunists, hooligans, and hoodlums who set ablaze, or destroyed private and public properties, and those that have had hands in disturbing public security."

The first hearing session of this kind was held on Saturday August 1st, in which big shot culprits, including the head of former President Seyed Mohammad Khatami’s Presidential Office Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Ali Abtahi and renowned reformist journalist Mohammad Atrianfar presented their defense.

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