Ringleaders of the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) who have been sheltered in France for the last few years have reportedly started buying lands and houses adjacent to their camp in France to transfer their members from Camp Ashraf in Iraq to the European country.
According to a report published by the website of the Habilian association – a human rights group formed of the family members and relatives of the Iranian victims of terrorism – the MKO ringleaders have offer to buy the real states adjacent to the Camp Maryam in France much more than their real price.
"They said they are ready to buy my house several times more than the real price, and I, thus, sold them my residence," one of the neighbors of the terrorist camp in France said.
Yet, he acknowledged that he has long been aware of the terrorist nature of the MKO, saying, "MKO members claim that they are fighting for human rights and the Iranian people, but because they have been our neighbor for a long time I was encouraged to have vast studies about them, the result of which showed the opposite. That is, I have realized that they are a terrorist group which has massacred many innocent people."
An earlier report by the Habilian indicated that those members of the MKO who are residing in France are suffering drastic psychological disorders and debauchery due to the different pressures exerted on them by the ringleaders of the terrorist group.
The members of the terrorist group residing in the camp are under full control of Maryam Rajavi, one of the main ringleaders of the MKO, and are deprived of many rights like leaving the camp individually, access to the mass media, marriage and contacting their families.
The report also noted that since the members of the MKO in the camp are deprived of marriage they are involved in unusual sexual affairs with their inmates.
The MKO members are suffering acute psychological disorders and are in dire need of rapid medical and psychological care. The situation of the MKO members in Camp Ashraf in Iraq is no better than their fellows in France.
The MKO has been in Iraq’s Diyala province since the 1980s. The Baghdad government has assured Iranian officials and people that it is determined to expel the MKO from Iraq by the end of 2011.
Iraqi security forces took control of the training base of the MKO at Camp Ashraf – about 60km (37 miles) north of Baghdad – in 2009 and detained dozens of the members of the terrorist group. The Iraqi authority also changed the name of the military center from Camp Ashraf to the Camp of New Iraq.
The MKO, whose main stronghold is in Iraq, is blacklisted by much of the international community, including the United States.
Before an overture by the EU, the MKO was on the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations subject to an EU-wide assets freeze. Yet, the MKO puppet leader, Maryam Rajavi, who has residency in France, regularly visited Brussels and despite the ban enjoyed full freedom in Europe.
The MKO is behind a slew of assassinations and bombings inside Iran, a number of EU parliamentarians said in a recent letter in which they slammed a British court decision to remove the MKO from the British terror list. The EU officials also added that the group has no public support within Iran because of their role in helping Saddam Hussein in the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988).
Many of the MKO members abandoned the terrorist organization while most of those still remaining in the camp are said to be willing to quit but are under pressure and torture not to do so.
A May 2005 Human Rights Watch report accused the MKO of running prison camps in Iraq and committing human rights violations. According to the Human Rights Watch report, the outlawed group puts defectors under torture and jail terms.
The group, founded in the 1960s, blended elements of Islamism and Stalinism and participated in the overthrow of the US-backed Shah of Iran in 1979. Ahead of the revolution, the MKO conducted attacks and assassinations against both Iranian and Western targets.
The group started assassination of the citizens and officials after the revolution in a bid to take control of the newly established Islamic Republic. It killed several of Iran’s new leaders in the early years after the revolution, including the then President, Mohammad Ali Rajayee, Prime Minister, Mohammad Javad Bahonar and the Judiciary Chief, Mohammad Hossein Beheshti who were killed in bomb attacks by MKO members in 1981.
The group fled to Iraq in 1986, where it was protected by Saddam Hussein and where it helped the Iraqi dictator suppress Shiite and Kurd uprisings in the country. The terrorist group joined Saddam’s army during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988) and helped Saddam and killed thousands of Iranian civilians and soldiers during the US-backed Iraqi imposed war on Iran.
Since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, the group, which now adheres to a pro-free-market philosophy, has been strongly backed by neo-conservatives in the United States, who also argue for the MKO to be taken off the US terror list.