Dear Mr. Ad Melkert
Respectfully, we would like to acknowledge that the Iranian Pen Club is consisted of those ex-members of the MKO who managed to free themselves from the mental and even physical barriers of the Organisation. The main object of the Association is of course to try to help the previous comrades in such way that they be able to free themselves too and start a decent normal life again along with their families and beloved ones.
It has been nearly eight months that elderly parents with broken hearts and tearful eyes are looking forward to meet with their children in front of Camp Ashraf have been on sitting that the MKO leaders allow them access to their children inside the camp. but the pmoi’s operatives and officials have prevented them of having any contact with their loved ones since their arrival, and pmoi’s officials have insulted those families as well as labeling them as Iranian intelligence service agents and they have denied their family connection with their loved ones in Ashraf garrison.
According to all international laws and norms it is acceptable for immediate families to visit their loved ones in any circumstances. But as you know, the Mojahedin Khalq obey only their own internal laws, which are different from the rest of the world.
According to articles 25 and 26 of the fourth convention of Geneva which had enabled the MKO’s presence in Iraq, the members could freely have contact with their families. But unfortunately, both the members and their worried and suffering families have been deprived from such benefits.
Unfortunately, the leadership of the Mojahedin Khalq cult, in an attempt to rid itself of any legal or social responsibility, is now blaming the Government of Iraq for not allowing the families of victims confined in Ashraf Garison to have access to them. This is the big lie and the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi Human Rights Ministry have been doing their utmost to facilitate this, which is exactly the opposite of what the Mojahedin Khalq leaders say and do. The Mojahedin Khalq leaders, when they see themselves under pressure by the public and the media, start accusing the families of victims to be agents of the Intelligence Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Also the leaders of this cult , Massoud and Maryam Rajavi , have prepared a formal list which includes names of some members of this cult whom has forcibly declared that they do not want to see their relatives and families by no means. Obviously no common sense believe such a thing and by these kind of methods we find out more about their profound Stalinist thoughts.
Documents and evidence of the violent history of abuse of human rights by the cult of Rajavi (Mojahedin Khalq) clearly shows that during the past two decades, the leaders of the cult have forbidden any kind of affection or love between family members and have considered it as a sin and a punishable crime. The cult members are expected to only show affection and love to the leader solely.
Rajavi, using the opportunity provided by the fallen dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, has used the past two decades to create an atmosphere inside camp New Iraq (formerly Ashraf) in which any marriage, friendship, writing letters, exchanging photos, using telephone, meeting and chatting or any relation between parents and children or between siblings or other relatives has been forbidden and even thinking about it would have resulted in severe, violent punishment and suppression. Seven years ago, Saddam Hussein and his government was toppled , but even after the downfall of Saddam Hussein ,PMOI still act like before and there has not been any breakthrough in pmoi’s policy regarding separation of their members.
We ask you, the governments of Iraq, the US and European governments to become more active concerning the situation of the people trapped in Camp Ashraf by the Mojahedin Khalq leaders, to take more responsibility and act to secure the minimum of human rights, including the right of family visits, right to access to news and media and the right of choosing their future.
With many thanks and regards
The Iranian Pen Club
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