Leaders of the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have ordered members of the group settled temporarily in Camp Liberty [TTL]and waiting to be interviewed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to make untrue statements in their interviews in a bid to receive asylum, a defected member disclosed on Sunday.
"The MKO officials in Camp Liberty [TTL] always talked to those who were waiting for interviews to get out of the Camp and told them about the organization’s red lines and ordering them how they should behave in front of the UNHCR reporters," Majid Mohammadi said, quoted by the Persian-language Neday-e Haqiqat (the Voice of Truth) website.
"The MKO officials at Camp Liberty [TTL] always stressed in their remarks to those people who were due to be interviewed for leaving the country that they were not required to restate the reality about their membership in the MKO in the UNHCR interview papers," Mohammadi said.
Mohammadi reiterated that the MKO ringleaders told the members that if they wanted to win a UN asylum, they must have said that they have had problems with the Islamic Republic since the first day and therefore their family members and parents have been jailed by the government of Iran.
"This is the way you can win a political asylum, they told us", Mohammadi added.
A growing number of Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) members are leaving the terrorist group as MKO ringleaders are busy with a compulsory relocation from the Northern Diyala province to a Baghdad camp where they are sheltered transiently before being expelled from Iraq, recent reports said.
Some defected members of the group had earlier unveiled that MKO ringleaders are using every means within their reach, including execution, to prevent the members’ defection from the group.
The defected members revealed that the main ringleader of the group, Maryam Rajavi, issues the execution orders personally and condemns to death all the dissidents who refrain from obeying her orders and all those who plan to defect from the MKO.
According to the report, before the MKO members were sent to Camp Liberty, the ringleaders prevented the members of the group from meeting their relatives for three years in a bid to prevent their defection and escape from Camp Ashraf.
Also in March 2011, another defected member of the MKO revealed that the female members of the group have been living under captivity for more than 25 years and are not even allowed to appear in public places alone.
"It can be firmly said that 95% of the women in Ashraf Camp (the terrorist group’s resort in Iraq) have not even been allowed to step in Iraq’s public and recreational places alone all throughout the last 25 years," the defected member said.
The former member of the MKO also revealed that nearly 70% of the female members of the terrorist group are single and have not been allowed to marry anyone in or outside the group.
And only a total 10% of the married members have been allowed to have children, he added.
Many of the MKO members have abandoned the terrorist organization while most of those still remaining in Camp Ashraf or Camp Liberty [TTL] 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.
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.
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).