A parliamentary delegation from Britain who is visiting Iran, met with the members and associates of Nejat (Rescue) Society in their office in Tehran on Wednesday 14th November 2007.
The delegation headed by Mr Mike Gapes, the chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the House of Commons, consisted of the members of that committee including Mr Richard Younger-Ross, Mr Ken Purchase, Ms Gisela Stuart, Sir John Stanley, Mr John Horam, Mr Fabian Hamilton and other MPs.
Mr Ebrahim Khodabandeh, an associate of the Nejat Society opened the meeting and welcomed the guests and introduced the officials of the society including Mr Babak Amin the general secretary, Mr Arash Sametipour the international relations secretary and Ms Hura Shalchi the public relations secretary.
Mr Amin described the goals and purposes of Nejat society and explained that the NGO is formed by former members of Mojahedin-e Khalq Organisation (MKO) who have freed themselves from both mental and physical boundaries of the organisation. He clarified that the MKO lead by Massoud Rajavi is a terrorist and destructive cult which primarily threatens the life of its own members. He emphasised that the members of the society are aiming to rescue their former colleagues from the confines of Rajavi cult.
Mr Sametipur discussed the international activities of the society and the trips they had to European countries. He mentioned that last year they had a press conference in Paris to draw the attention of the world's public opinion to what is going on in Ashraf Camp which is the base of Rajavi's cult in Iraq guarded by American forces. He urged the parliamentarians to make every effort in their capacity to ensure a visit between the families and their beloved ones in Ashraf Camp.
Ms Shalchi described the society's constant contact with the families of the present members stationed in Iraq. She talked about the desire of the families to see their relatives and beloved ones captured in the hands of the MKO.
Other members and associates of the society who spoke about their experiences with the MKO were Mr Ali Nemati who had come back home to his family from Iraq only three weeks ago, Mr Reza Sadeqi, Mr Jamil Bassam, Mr Kambiz Baqerzadeh, Mr Asghar Farzin, and Ms Ronak Dashti.
Some British MPs from the foreign affairs committee of the House of Commons who had previously learned about the case of Khodabandeh & Bassam were amazed to see them safe and sound sitting opposite to them. They wanted to learn more about their present situation and expressed their eagerness to see them in Britain soon.
Mr Gapes the chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the House of Commons and the leader of the delegation thanked everyone for the information provided to the MPs who are dealing with the foreign affairs in the British Parliament and promised to do whatever possible to ensure a visit between the families and their relatives in Iraq through every possible channel.
In the end some documentations about the MKO was submitted to the MPs and photos were taken for the society's memorial album.
(Mehdi Abrishamchi and Massoud Rajavi taking orders from Saddam's head of secret services)
(Massoud and Maryam Rajavi, cult leaders)
(Maryam Rajavi directly ordered the massacre of Kurdish people)
(A cult session in Ashraf Camp Iraq - under the protection of Saddam)