Awaiting the day that the polygamous Massoud Rajavi is brought to justice, Batul Soltani revealed horrific facts about her former “ideological leader” in the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO/ the Cult of Rajavi). Bringing a polygamous cult leader to justice is not unheard of in today world. Every now and then, people read the news of arrest and trial of cult leaders who abuse their victims who are ironically their wives and even daughters.
Goel Ratzon, 64, was a polygamist cult leader who was sentenced to 30 years in prison by an Israeli court for sexually abusing his wives and daughters. He had been convicted of a number of sexual offences including rape, indecent assault and incest, reported BBC world in October 2014.
In January 2016, the Guardian reported that Aravindan Balakrishnan, 75, the Maoist cult leader has was jailed for 23 years for imprisoning his daughter and repeated sex attacks on two of his followers.
As another instance, Rebeca Musser is known for being a wife of the late Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints prophet Rulon Jeffs and for her escape, advocacy work and involvement in legal proceedings after leaving the FLDS. She grew up in fear, concealing her family’s polygamous life style from the "dangerous" outside world but then she found enough courage to testify against her former cult leader as well as many female defectors of the Cult of Rajavi who have denounced womanizer Massoud Rajavi and his accomplice Maryam Rajavi who aided him to convince female members to get naked in front of him and then marry him.
Investigating polygamous cults, you will notice common characteristics and attitude among them. For example, as Ratzon had forced his wives to tattoo his name and sometimes his portrait on their bodies, Massoud Rajavi offered necklaces with his portraits on them to his female victims who had been nominated to get married with him.
The stories of all victims of the cults indicated that cult leaders definitely force their members to break their ties with their friends and families. The manipulative system of cults convinces victims that family and friends are harmful. Disassociating members of the outside world, the cult leaders are able to violate their human rights ranging from their most basic rights –like the right to choose their clothes– to rape and sexual abuse.
Despite the oppressive atmosphere of the destructive cults, in many cases there have been people who have succeeded to escape the bars of the cult and managed to testify against leaders that eventually caused their arrest and trial. In case of the MKO, defectors are countless, particularly female survivors of the cult of Rajavi who could manage to testify against the leaders of the cult in the international bodies. However, the Rajavis have not been brought to justice yet.
Justice is absolutely impartial and objective. Regarding large number of evidences and testimonies against the Rajavis, they must be sentenced to the most years in prison if they are tried in a court that death penalty is not included. But, they are not brought to justice unless the international community stops mixing justice with politics.
The West and its Saudi partners have turned the blind eye on certain human rights violations that take place all over the world on a daily basis since it is against their own interests., Human rights and justice mean to them only if it is about their enemies and the MKO is the enemy of their enemy so it is their friend and human rights of the MKO victims do not matter to them.