Human Rights Abuse within Mujahedin Khalq Organization

  • Mr. Karim Assad Ahmad khan

    Letter to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

    Honorable Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Greetings and Regards I am Samad Eskandari, the representative of the 42 plaintiffs in the case of the survivors of the Mojahedin terrorist sect led by Maryam Rajavi, who are currently based in Albania. We have complained of…

  • Mohammd Hussein Sobhani

    Sobhani spent eight-and-a-half years in solitary confinement inside MEK camp

    Mohammad Hussein Sobhani spent eight-and-a-half years in solitary confinement inside the MKO’s main camp in Iraq, Camp Ashraf, from September 1992 to January 2001. He was subsequently held in Abu Ghraib prison and left Iraq in 2002. Sobhani first came in contact with the MKO…

  • MKO children

    Children; victims of MEK destructive cult

    In the history of religious and destructive cults, children have always been the first victims. Whereas, among militant political groups around the world, there are few cases whose stories are as tied to children as the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MeK). In 1990 and 1991, the…

  • Alireza Mir Asgari

    Two years in Solitary confinement; MEK survivor

    Alireza Mir Asgari Alireza Mir Asgari was a deputy director of one of the MKO’s military units in 1994 when he started to have concerns about the organization’s links with the Iraqi military. In January 1995, he was arrested and imprisoned. In June 1995, he…

  • Ali Ghashghavi

    MEK ex-member: I was imprisoned for forty-five days

    Ali Ghashghavi joined the MKO as a fighter in Iraq in 1989. He was arrested in February 1995 during the “security clearance” phase and was imprisoned for four months in Camp Ashraf. He told Human Rights Watch of his experience during this period. One night…

  • Torture in the MEK Cult

    Five years in solitary confinements of MEK camps

    Farhad Javaheri-Yar is a former fighter with the MKO in Iraq. He served in various capacities in intelligence and security operations. In 1995, he became aware of dissident members being imprisoned inside the MKO camps in Iraq. He wrote a letter to his superiors requesting…

  • Zahra Moeini and Homeira Mohamamdnejad

    Female ex-member of MEK: our memoir of the cult is not fictional

    “Cults are terrifying. But they’re even worse for women”, Alexandra Stein states. Alexandra Stein, Ph.D. is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. Her latest book, “Terror, Love and Brainwashing: Attachment in Cults and Totalitarian Systems” was published in 2017. What Stein reveals…

  • Torture in the MEK Cult

    Eight years of solitary confinement in the MEK camps for declaring dissent

    Mohammad Hussein Sobhani, went to Iraq as a member of the Mojahedin-e Khalq in the early 1980s. In 1992, Sobhani was imprisoned by the MEK after he started raising questions about the leadership’s policies. In a telephone interview with MSNBC.com, Sobhani confirmed that he was…

  • Habilian on the MEK women's rights abuses

    Women’s rights abuses inside the MEK

    In a cult, both women and men suffer in the iron grip of charismatic and authoritarian cult leaders, however, women followers face a unique set of life-altering issues — and those unique issues often become the focus of media coverage of cult cases. According to…

  • Masoume Gheibepur

    Masoumeh was strangled by her scarf

    Masoumeh Gheibi entered the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO/ MEK/ PMOI/ Cult of Rajavi) as a non-Muslim when she was thirty years old. Although she had stated it to the commanders, she was always under pressure by the commanders to obey the religious law of Islam.…

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