NEWS

  • Aawa Association, December 08 2018:... Anne Khodabandeh, placed the MEK’s current survival in the context of Neoconservative support. This means that in spite of well documented severe human rights violations, the MEK’s ‘regime change’ narrative is supported by paid advocates. The danger however is that the MEK will escalate their false flag ops in Europe which are blamed on Iran, only this time Europeans may be killed ... 

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  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest Mojahedin Khalq MEK NCRI Rajavi cultIran Interlink, December 07 2018:... A week-long Exhibition and introductory Speakers panel were held at the Press Club in Brussels this week, organised by Aawa Association of Germany. The panel was chaired by Reza Jabelli, Service Etat Civil et Population. Panellists were Anne Khodabandeh, Open Minds, De-Radicalization Consultant, and two female MEK survivors, Batoul Soltani and Homeira Mohammad Nejad ... 

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  • James Carden with Dr. Trita Parsi, The Nation, December 06 2018:... The MeK is of little use if the objective is regime change, due to their immense unpopularity in Iran, the Trump administration seems to believe that they can be helpful for regime collapse and a potential Civil War, mindful of this terrorist organization’s extensive experience in sabotage, terrorism, assassinations, and even regular warfare. The MeK is a violent terrorist cult ... 

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  • Nejat Society, December 03 2018:... Since the relocation of the Mujahedin Khalq Organization in Albania and defections from the group, more revelations were made. Gholam Reza Shekari who left the group in 2017 recounted his traumatic experience of torture in the MKO’s jail in an interview with Spiegel. Shokri said that they had closed their eyes and took him to a clandestine jail. “They insulted me calling me spy of the Mullah’s regime,” he recounts ... 

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  • Various sources, December 02 2018:... Dear Mr SOKOL BALLA and the Vision Plus TV in Albania, I suggest that the next time you want to report about the MEK, it would be better to ask them about their past, about forced divorces, working with Saddam Hussein, and imprisonment and torture inside Camp Ashraf. And in addition, invite investigative delegations to

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  • Arron Merat, The Guardian, December 01 2018:... Ex members accuse Maryam_Rajavi of coordinating routine sexual abuse. Many of these women lost their wombs.They fought for the Iranian revolution – and then for Saddam Hussein. The US and UK once condemned them. But now their opposition to Tehran has made them favourites of Trump White House hardliners ... 

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  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest Mojahedin Khalq MEK NCRI Rajavi cultIran Interlink, November 30 2018:... Several people, including Saber from Tabriz, wrote to Iran Interlink in response to the MEK’s glorification of an organised visit by their ‘German Committee for Free Iran’ to the MEK camp in Albania. Saber has picked on every paragraph and commented and posed questions to the MEK. Some are as follows: 1. Why is it that these Germans are nearer to you than your own families who are not allowed to visit ... 

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  • Tehran Times, November 29 2018:...  If the MEK is opposed to the current political order in Tehran, that's all that matters to the Trump administration.  The sources of funds always have been unclear.  The most likely sources are states that are regional rivals of Iran.  terrorist group is still a terrorist group even if the blood it spills is not American blood.  The MEK certainly has been involved in lethal political violence since 2009 ... 

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  • Julia "Samar" Kassem, Geopolitics alert, November 28 2018:... Anti-government and “Persian” or “Aryan” nationalist Twitter accounts, exclusively Tweeting anti-regime information, hashtag #IranStrike #FreeIran, and #IranRegimeChange, and circulate pro-Rajavi propaganda photos. Many openly express their support of their right-wing, US spokesperson, retweeting former US ambassador and MEK lobbyist John Bolton ... 

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  • IRNA, Tehran, November 28 2018:... In his meeting with Bulgarian ambassador to Tehran 'Christo Polendakov”, Mohammad Javad Larijani added, 'The MKO whose hands are stained with the blood of thousands of innocent Iranian citizens are in fact their nature and function are the same as ISIL of course, with the shell of another type.” 'Supporting this terrorist group is against human rights standards and a threat to international peace ... 

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  • Kaveh Mousavi, Patheos, November 24 2018:...  Given the MEK’s long record of terrorism, human rights abuses, and murder of US citizens, one would think that senior American officials like Giuliani, Pompeo, and Bolton wouldn’t go near the MEK, let alone fraternize with its members or take its fees. But when it comes to Iran, the usual rules don’t apply. Even when the MEK was on the terrorist list, the group operated freely in Washington ... 

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  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest Mojahedin Khalq MEK NCRI Rajavi cultIran Interlink, November 23 2018:...  MEK has ordered members in the camp not to talk about John Bolton. ‘If anyone utters his name they are an agent of the Iranian regime’. Reports from inside camp say people are still talking with each other saying ‘We accepted the Internal Revolution by agreeing that the ideological leader [Rajavi] cannot sin because he is a saint. That’s what we signed up to. But we didn’t sign that John Bolton is the ideological leader ... 

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  • Nejat Society, November 21 2018:... Merat suggests that the MKO’s allegations about defectors are false because “the testimony of these recent defectors follows earlier reports from groups such as Human Rights Watch, which reported former members witnessed “beatings, verbal and psychological abuse, coerced confessions, threats of execution and torture that in two cases led to death”.” [4] The guardian correspondent lists ... 

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  • RT, November 21 2018:...  Meet People’s Mujahedin of Iran, also known as the MEK, whose recent gatherings were graced by the likes of Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton and the US president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Quite a guest list for an organization that started as an Iranian Marxist-Leninist armed group trying to oust the US-backed shah along with the Ayatollah. After falling out with the new government in Iran ... 

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  • Ty Joplin, Albawaba, November 18 2018:... Khodabandeh admits that he had a difficult time reintegrating into society, as he struggled to rid himself of the constraints the MEK forces upon its members. He forbade himself from watching television, and did not know the extent of Iraq’s crimes against Iranians during the Iran-Iraq War. But Khodabandeh considers himself lucky; he was able to leave the group while thousands are still trapped inside ... 

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  • Jonathan Manthorpe, i politics, November 17 2018:... Bolton, Pompeo and others in the Trump regime seem to be going down the same quagmire path with a strange Iranian exiled dissident group called the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, or MEK. MEK has a turbulent history. It was founded in the 1960s in opposition to the shah of Iran and was part of the Islamic Revolution that overthrew him in 1979. MEK quickly fell out with the new regime ... 

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  • Iran Front Page, November 17 2018:... “One of the reasons they mentioned was that current Iranian officials would not be willing to celebrate the occasion. Maybe one of the reasons that caused the Americans to make a mistake in this regard was that the news source of the White House was basically the MKO,” he said. Jahangiri said the Americans’ impression that people have taken to the streets in cities across Iran and that the Islamic Revolution ... 

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  • Belen Fernandez, Middle East Eye, November 16 2018:... The video report provides relevant footage of Trump-men at previous MEK rallies - among them John "Bomb Iran" Bolton, who prior to assuming the post of national security adviser, appeared at a pro-MEK function in Albania last year with the wildly applauded opinion that “the declared policy of the United States should be regime change in Iran”. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani ... 

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  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest Mojahedin Khalq MEK NCRI Rajavi cultIran Interlink, November 16 2018:... In Albania dissent is ongoing, especially with the approach of 22 Bahman – anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. In spite of introducing a message purported to be from Massoud Rajavi, the questions are not going away. On the back of John Bolton’s speech, MEK are asking people to wait for the regime to be overthrown next Spring. But never mind there being no sign of the regime being toppled, Iran is getting stronger ... 

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  • مسعود خدابنده آن سینگلتون پارلمان اروپا 2018Albawaba, Gateway - A podcast from the Middle East, November 15 2018:... I remember when I was a student in London, I used to send books to Iran with translation form English to Farsi. They were all books about psychology and books relevant to cults. After two and a half decades I realised that this is what he was doing. He is learning from these books ... 

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REPORTS

  • MSNBC_Massoud_KhodabandehRichard Engel, NBC, May 25 2018:... How did a fringe Iranian opposition group with a history of assassinating Americans get so cozy with the likes of John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani? By paying them thousands to speak at its events, where they advocate for MEK-led regime change inside Iran ... 

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  • Massoud Khodabandeh i pergjigjet shpifjeve te MEK-ut ne Gazeta TemAMassoud Khodabandeh, Huffpost, November 21 2017:... But a more sinister turn of events is taking place right now. The MEK is moving over 2,500 members to a remote camp in the north of Albania far away from any local communities. This desperate act serves several purposes. One is to recreate the isolation the cult enjoyed in Iraq where coercion and brainwashing were a daily occurrence - the new camp is called ‘Ashraf Three’...

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  • anne-khodabandeh-singleton-albanian-gazeta-impkt-2017Gazeta Impakt, Albania, January 10 2017:... You have to treat a group like Mojahedin Khalq (MKO, MEK, NCRI, ....) as dangerous. Because for one thing they are all radicalized. Until we de-radicalize them they are a danger. But in terms of their behavior. OK. There are many many levels to this danger. The group has been trained by Saddam ... 

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  • The death of Massoud RajaviIran Interlink, August 19 2016:... This short film clearly reflects the increasing mental struggle of every member of the Mojahedin Khalq at this time after hearing that their leader, Massoud Rajavi, is dead. On July 9th at the annual gathering of the Mojahedin Khalq to celebrate armed struggle, Maryam Rajavi begins by praising her husband Massoud Rajavi's leadership of the organisation. The crowd cheers and chants. However, during his speech, Prince Turki al-Faisal, retired head of Saudi Intelligence ... 

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  • Iran Interlink, October 30 2015:...Rajavis are responsible for the deaths of over 25,000 Iraqi citizens. In this context we may never discover who launched attacks on the MEK. What we can state however, is that the Rajavis caused these deaths because in spite of giving ‘repeated warnings’ they refused to allow these vulnerable individuals to be taken to safety...

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  • گزارش کمپ لیبرتی 3Iran Interlink, October 26 2014: ... Massoud Khodabandeh from Iran Interlink visited Baghdad over ten days during October 2014 to gather the latest information pertaining to the Mojahedin Khalq presence in Iraq. Events in Iraq have been changing rapidly with the Iraqi army and militia mounting an effective offensive campaign against Daesh*. This report ...

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  • UNAMI, Baghdad, January 23 2014: ... UNAMI has continuing concerns about human rights abuses committed by the PMOI/MeK leadership within Camp Hurriya against the residents. These claims have been made to United Nations Monitors during interviews with residents who had managed to leave Camp Hurriya, as well as in a number of private discussions with residents ...

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  • Massoud Khodabandeh, Iranian.com, January 03 2014: ...It is ludicrous to assert that an attacking force would need to rely on Dalili as a guide two years after he left the organisation when this information was already in the public domain, and ludicrous they would take him along as he was over 50 years old. It is ludicrous that an attacking force would take acid with them to deliberately ...

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  • Iran Interlink, December 30 2013: ... Currently the Pentagon does not allow the UN or the authorities of the sovereign state of Iraq to enter Camp Liberty and offer succour to the residents there. The Iraqi investigators as well as government officials widely acknowledge that their hands are tied by the UN and ultimately by the Americans who have deliberately foisted the MEK ...

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  • Iran Interlink, December 20 2013: ... Iraqi Security Advisor, Faleh Al-Fayad, and Martin Kobler, Head of UNAMI hold a Press Conference in February 2012 to extend the deadline for the relocation and expulsion of the Mojahedin Khalq from Iraq. The residents were transferred to the temporary transit Camp Liberty during 2013, consequently the camp was opened to reporters in ...

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  • Ali Nazari, Etemand, October 22 2013: ... Parallel to abuse and vilification by the Israeli media and groups such as the MKO and the monarchists, Rouhani's government has also been subject to a wave of abuse by certain domestic fundamentalists. This group, which usually hides behind the trench of the revolution's holy beliefs and values, has adopted a widespread wave of aggression against Ruhani ...

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  • Mojahedin Monitor, October 15, 2013: ... From the MEK statement it is clear that Ali Manouri has a close organisational relationship with the organisation and it is clear that he has been involved in the money laundering and financial section of the cult. In this desperate attempt, the Mojahedin Khalq are trying to claim that "he has been an agent of Iran and had infiltrated the cult". It is not ...

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  • ... Five Iranian nuclear scientists have been assassinated since 2007. M.E.K. spokesmen have denied any involvement in the killings, but early last month NBC News quoted two senior Obama Administration officials as confirming that the attacks were carried out by M.E.K. units that were financed and trained by Mossad, the Israeli secret service. NBC further quoted the Administration officials as denying any American involvement in the M.E.K. activities. The former senior intelligence official I spoke with seconded the NBC report that the Israelis were workin

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  • . Anne Khodabandeh (Singleton), Middle East Strategy Consultants, January 25, 2013 : ... The problem for Rajavi is that this didn’t happen. The report was leaked to the press as planned, but there was no media fest. Instead the report was pulled back "for revision" when the Library of Congress realised the shoddy piece of work was ripe for investigation: how was it possible for a group like the MEK to infiltrate its disinformation into the ‘Irregular Warfare Support’ office of the Combating Terroris

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  • .   First published September 2011 by IRAN-INTERLINK: The fascinating story of the controversial life of Camp Ashraf in Iraq from its foundation in 1986 to the present day is told in this book. Originally created to accommodate the Iranian opposition group Mojahedin-e Khalq (aka MEK, MKO, PMOI, Rajavi cult) and its leader Massoud Rajavi for coordinating the violent overthrow of the regime in Iran, Camp Ashraf became the MEK’s main military and

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  • . Iran Interlink, Baghdad, April 17, 2011: ... It is thought that up to 200 MEK members loyal to Massoud Rajavi took part in the violence. It is not known how many of the 3400 residents at the camp continue as members of the terrorist group.   Singleton visited the camp at the start of a week of meetings with Iraqi officials to demand that the organisational infrastr

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  • ... One young woman in a white ‘Chanel’ headscarf weeps for her lost father. He has been, she explains, in Camp Ashraf for23 years. He was captured as a POW in Iraq 25 years ago and after two years was among those transferred to the MEK camp where he has been ever since. She hasn’t seen him for 25 years. She wants him to come home with her, and, she says, she will not leave until she can take him out of the camp. Still the families wait and call out to their long-lost relatives in the hope of reaching them. Although the

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  • . Iran Interlink, November 06, 2010: ... Massoud Rajavi was on the stage and while he had his hands on his waist he began a war cry against the USA, and in his admiration for Osama Ben Laden and his organization, Al Qaeda, he said, ”This was fanatical Islam which trembled and shacked the basis of US Imperialism and they destroyed the twin towers which were the symbol of their power, and successfully reduced it to rubble through their successful mission”. Then he (Massoud Rajavi) with a smile on his fa

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  •  . Reuters, July 11, 2010:  ... "An arrest warrant has been issued against 39 leaders and members of the organisation including the PMOI's head Massoud Rajavi, due to evidence that confirms they committed crimes against humanity," said Judge Mohammed Abdul-Sahib, a spokesman of the Iraqi High Tribunal. Rajavi's wife Maryam, leader of the French-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the PMOI's political wing, was also included in the warrant, Abdul Sahib added ...

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  •       Hadi Shams Haeri, March 17, 2010: It is now a few months that the families of Rajavi cult victims trapped in Camp New Iraq (formerly Ashraf) have come to the gates of this camp in Iraq. They have risked the dangers posed by the remains of the Baathists and Al Qaeda and the situation of today’s Iraq only with a hope that they may visit their lo

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