Open letter to Ben Emmerson, QC
Dear Mr Ben Emmerson, QC
With all my best wishes.
My name is Mohammad Razaghi. I was a member of the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (MKO, MEK,
Dear Mr Emmerson,
I have been informed by some of my friends about your responsibly, activities and effective position as “the UNHCR’s special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism”, and about your investigations into the abuse of human rights of the victims of violence. I decided to write to your good self to bring to your attention some small examples of the crimes Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Ghajar Azolanloo have been committing with the help of their lieutenants in the Mojahedin Khalq.
Massoud and Maryam Rajavi portray themselves to the cult members as saints who have never sinned and have no weaknesses and as the bridge between mankind and God. Hence there is no way anyone would be tolerated if they criticise them in any shape or form.
Massoud and Maryam Rajavi introduce themselves as “the leaders of the Mojahedin Khalq” but in reality they are cult leaders of the “Cult of Rajavi” with all the characteristics of cult leaders.
They get away with anything and everything as they write and rewrite their inhuman laws, as and when they wish. The main philosophy by which this is done is on the basis that “members have no right to live a normal life and in fact belong to the leadership to use for the progress and survival of the cult; i.e. Rajavi.
In Rajavi’s cult, marriage is forbidden. Contact with families is forbidden. Free contact with the outside world is forbidden. Having a home or a normal life is forbidden. Coming out of the garrison or the safe houses is forbidden. And any resistance to these rules is countered by mental and physical tortures. No one has the right to decide his or her own future. It is only the leader who has the right to decide for you. Normal interactions and human relations are forbidden. Listening to the radio and television is forbidden, except what is broadcast through the cult’s internal broadcasting network and internal TV networks. Having friends is strictly banned and no emotion should exist between other people. Writing letters, emails, telephone conversations with friends and family or internet connection is banned. There are compulsory daily sessions of brainwashing meetings under the name of “daily operations”, and weekly sessions under the name of “weekly cleansing” (members are forced to bring all their most intimate sexual thoughts including their possible dreams, write them down and read them to the others and hand their writing to their commanders). Anyone who dares to ask to leave the cult is automatically condemned to execution and death. They are imprisoned and tortured, and during the rule of Saddam they would be transferred to the notorious Abu Ghraib prison. Critics, ex members and survivors who have managed to get to European countries are subjected to character assassination. All these are being ordered directly by Massoud and Maryam Rajavi according to the overwhelming amount of documents and evidence and witnesses.
Forced labour for 14 hours a day is routine in the Mojahedin Khalq camps and is nothing short of slavery, again directly supervised by the leaders of the cult.
Massoud and Maryam Rajavi abuse the members by forcing them to participate in money laundry. I am personally a witness to the years when the Mojahedin Khalq forced members in Iraq to create false statements and letters in order to whitewash the activities of their money laundry and deception of the British public under the name of a so-called Charity, Iran Aid.
On top of all the inhuman atrocities committed by the leaders of the Rajavi Cult there is the specific case of the women. They are subjected to frequent rape by Massoud Rajavi who has made a harem for himself under the pretext of an “Ideological Right” of the “Ideological Leader”, so that all the women in the organisation belong to him. (The reason marriage is forbidden). There are now many surviving women who are ready to testify to their ordeals and the crimes committed by Massoud and Maryam Rajavi in this respect.
Dear Mr Emmerson,
I have also directly witnessed the collaboration between Massoud Rajavi and Saddam Hussein in the massacre of the Iraqi Kurds in 1991. I have witnessed the terrorist teams being sent to Iran to carry out acts of terror. Rajavi pretended these were his forces based inside Iran. In fact they were forces trained by the Republican Guard of Saddam Hussein and were sent by the Mojahedin Khalq and Saddam from Iraq. All the logistics, weapons, money and support and even the plan and the subject of attack was provided by Saddam’s intelligence officers to Massoud Rajavi.
After the fall of Saddam, a camp (TIPF) was arranged by the American military adjacent to Camp Ashraf where the disaffected members who managed to run away would be kept. Rajavi was paying some of the corrupt officers of this camp and as a result, for four years people were under severe mental and physical pressure. This resulted in over 500 of them being forced to choose to accept to go to Iran to rid themselves of the constant torture and pressure.
Dear Mr Emmerson,
I urge you to investigate the abuse of my human rights through forced labour of 14 to 16 hours a day. And the mental and physical torture directly ordered by Massoud and Maryam Rajavi in Camp Ashraf prisons, specifically in the year 1994; the physical and mental scars of which I still carry with me. The documentation of my ongoing treatment in France is available.
Dear Mr Emmerson,
These are only a small portion of the crimes committed by Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Ghajar Azodaloo and their henchmen which I have brought to your attention.
I hope you will give me and others the opportunity to meet you in person so that I, and my other surviving friends, would be able to explain what has been done to us in more detail.
Thanking you in advance.
Mohammad Razaghi, Paris