According to the MEK’s official website another member of the organization died in Camp Ashraf. The man’s name was announced as Mohammad Taataii. This is the third MEK person who has died during the past two weeks in Camp Ashraf.
Last week another MEK high ranking woman, Batoul Rajaii, lost her life in a hospital in Baghdad due to breathing problems.
In recent years a disproportionate number of MEK members have suffered from severe health problems including rare cancers and heart attacks.
The standard of life in Camp Ashraf is not comparable with any other society or group, as the MEK has isolated its members and forbids them any contact with the outside world.
MEK members also suffer from psychological and emotional problems because from the late 80s, the cult leader Massoud Rajavi ordered mass divorce for couples and since then family life in the Mojahedin’s notorious Ashraf garrison has been denied.
According to Mrs Maryam Sanjabi, a former high ranking member of the group, the women commanders received special orders from the Rajavis to force members into hard work and to keep them so busy that they have no time to think about any issue. This trick, to keep the members so busy so they would collapse every night without any opportunity to think, seems to have had some dangerous side effects and has been influential in the deaths of many MEK members despite their age.
A few months earlier another MEK member Bardia Mostoufi lost his life upon arrival at Camp Liberty. The MEK officially announced that his death came as the result of being exhausted by the process of moving out of Ashraf. The MEK writers neglected to mention the fact that a background of years of forced labor, ordered by the cult leaders Massoud and Maryam Rajavi, truly explains the tragic deaths of such victims.
By A Kamangir,