A letter from Mr. Mirasgari to Mr. Richard Armey, "DLP Piper" and "Freedom works"
Dear Mr. Armey,
I have been informed that you and your establishment are engaged in producing a report in a bid to take the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (MKO, MEK) and its alias name National Council of Resistance of Iran, off the list of terrorist organisations.
I would like to draw your attention to a point. As far as your profession in a law firm is concerned it is perfectly normal that you would try your best to achieve the goals of your client. But in pursuing this goal, you can also listen to the claims made and evidence produced by your client’s critics and in particular those who have directly experienced torture and maltreatment at the hands of this organisation.
I, Alireza Mirasghari spent over a decade of my life in Iraq as a member of Mojahedin Khalq Organisation and Deputy Executive member of the National Liberation Army. My family had been supporting MKO from 1976, well before the start of the Iranian revolution and two of my uncles were executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1981.
I started my full time political activities with Mojahedin Khalq organisation from the age of 17, when I thought Mojahedin Khalq was a democratic organisation which would be a good replacement for the present rulers of Iran.
In 1994, I and another 600 members of Mojahedin Khalq Organisation started criticising the policies of Mojahedin. We were sent to the prisons of Mojahedin Khalq Organisation, we were put under extreme pressure, including physical and mental torture.
Dear Mr. Armey,
In 1994, the prison guards of the Rajavi cult (MKO) threw the body of Mr. Parviz Ahmadi into our cell. He died in front of our eyes. And later the Mojahedin published his name in their Mojahed publication number 380 as a martyr!
Personal beliefs are rigorously scrutinised inside the organisation under the so-called Maryam Revolution. This is Maryam Rajavi’s theory for controlling personal thoughts and countering personal beliefs. Disaffected members who do not submit to these techniques are subjected to systematic maltreatment.
In 2001, I was sent to solitary confinement for two years because of criticising the policies of Mojahedin. I still suffer the aftermath of the physical and mental tortures I received during these years.
The evidence and documents showing Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (aka: National Council of Resistance of Iran, National Liberation Army …etc) is a terrorist organisation are overwhelming. I am really surprised that you could announce:
"… as a result of extensive in depth research we believe that there are strong reasons the name of Mojahedin Khalq Organisation of Iran and National Council of Resistance of Iran should be removed from the list of terrorist organisation by the State Department…" (Hambastegi Meli, the official Mojahedin web site).
You should know that the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation, which cooperated with the ex regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq in every aspect of military and intelligence fields against Iran during the Iran Iraq war, is most hated by expatriate Iranians and the people inside Iran.
In the end, I would like to draw you attention to the fact that you can side with the people of Iran rather than standing with their enemies and the history of Iran would certainly remember you with a good name.
December 9, 2006
December 9, 2006