October 24, 2017

Reality Check: Mujahedin-e Khalq, Kurds and Shiites in Iraq

The Huffington Post April 6, 2010 By Ali Safavi, Member of Iran’s Parliament in Exile; President of Near East Policy Research One of the unsubstantiated allegations against the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) is that it was involved in the suppression of Iraqi Kurds and Shiites in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. The source […]

Reality Check: Understanding the Politics Behind the MEK’s Terrorist Designation

The Huffington Post March 31, 2010 By Ali Safavi, Member of Iran’s Parliament in Exile; President of Near East Policy Research The Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) has figured prominently in policy equations between Tehran and Washington since at least 1985. As recently as June 2007, in talks with the United States over Iraq’s security, the Iranian […]

What is the Purpose of the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Organizations List?

PolicyWatch #1643 The United States maintains a range of “terrorist lists,” of which the Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) list is one of the better known. But in two recent court cases, the U.S. government has offered arguments that raise questions about the purpose of the list. FTO List vs. State Sponsors List Another list is […]

Reality Check: Understanding the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK)

The Huffington Post March 2, 2010 By Ali Safavi, Member of Iran’s Parliament in Exile; President of Near East Policy Research The Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) was founded in 1965 by three Muslim university graduates and sought to replace the Shah’s dictatorship with a representative government that respects human rights. But after the 1979 revolution, it […]

Scenes of Iraqi Forces Bloody Attack on Civilian Ashraf Residents

On July 28, 2009, the Iraqi forces, directed by Nuri al-Maliki working at the behest of Iran tyrant rulers, launched a bloody assault on unarmed and defenseless residents of Camp Ashraf. The attack left 11 residents dead, hundreds wounded and 36 abducted. The American forces at the scene refrained from intervening and prevent the assault. […]

UNAMI calls for continued consultations on Camp Ashraf

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq – Press Release Baghdad-14 December 2009- At different meetings with representatives of the Government of Iraq and with representatives of the diplomatic community in Baghdad, UNAMI has continued to promote further consultations concerning the future of the residents of Camp Ashraf. In light of the Government’s announcement that initial steps […]

UNAMI continued concern over the humanitarian situation at Camp Ashraf

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq – Press Release Baghdad-26 October 2009: During his recent meeting with representatives of the diplomatic community in Baghdad, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General-for Iraq (SRSG) Ad Melkert expressed continued concern over the humanitarian situation at Camp Ashraf. He confirmed UNAMI’s commitment for the duration of this […]

Top UN envoy concerned over conditions in Iraqi camp

UN News Centre 26 October 2009 – The top United Nations envoy to Iraq has expressed his concerns over the humanitarian situation in a camp north of Baghdad, housing thousands of Iranian dissidents. Some 3,400 members of the People’s Mojahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI), also known as Mujahedin-e Khalq, live in Camp Ashraf in Iraq’s […]

Iraq: The unthinkable happened on July 28th

 THE HUFFINGTON POST This eyewitness account by a victim of Iraqi brutality against defenseless Iranian dissidents in Iraq is must reading — on both humanitarian and national interest grounds.   Ashraf, Iraq – On October 7, as the sun came up and I sat in my little prison cell in a suburb of Baghdad, I […]

Iraq frees 36 Iranian dissidents taken in deadly raid

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE BAGHDAD — Iraqi authorities have released 36 Iranian dissidents who had been imprisoned for months, were on hunger strike for weeks and also lately refused water, a spokesman for the prisoners said on Wednesday. The members of the People’s Mujahedeen, an exiled opposition group, were seized during a raid on Camp Ashraf, […]