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Aims of Iran-Interlink
About Iran Interlink
Iran Interlink has been established as a point of contact for families and friends of members of the Iranian Mojahedin-e Khalq (aka MKO, MEK, PMOI, NCR, NCRI, NLA, MISS) which is now based in Iraq.
There is now urgent concern since the organisation has been labelled as a terrorist entity by the US State Department, the UK government and the European Union. Whilst the description and activities reported are accurate, they do not reflect the full situation of the Mojahedin.
Over the past 15 years, the Mojahedin has been changed from an armed political force into a cult. As the Mojahedin has become more cult-like it has become more closed and insular. Those people who joined the organisation for political reasons now find themselves in a completely changed organisation, in a totally different world scene. Over the years, as with any organisation, people have left the Mojahedin for any number of reasons; personal, political etc. At present, many more would like to leave and are prevented from doing so. The fundamental human rights of these people are being violated.
Iran-Interlink is extremely concerned about the fate of those people who would like to leave the organisation and are prevented from doing so. People who managed to leave in the past have reported abuses and mistreatment. This includes both physical and psychological pressure. Iran-Interlink is also concerned that because of the psychological coercion and manipulation, members of the Mojahedin cult are not free to choose a course of action for themselves. Their thoughts and actions are strictly controlled by the leadership.
In this regard, Iran-Interlink has the following objectives:
Our Point of View
Iran-Interlink believes that twenty years of living cheek by jowl with the Iraqi regime, being fed and armed by Saddam Hussein, is proof enough that the Mojahedin is an undemocratic force. The Mojahedin is profoundly unaccountable. Even the Mojahedin alias, the National Council of Resistance of Iran is totally undemocratic. There are no secret ballots of any nature and no system by which the members can have the self-appointed leader removed or replaced.
This has allowed its ruthlessly ambitious leader to turn what was once a hugely popular political armed force struggling against the Iranian regime, into a cult; with all the abuses of human rights that implies. The separation of spouses, and removal of children is a clear signature of cult behaviour. Members are required to love and worship only the leader and to reject familial love as corrupted.
Further, Iran-Interlink contends that the Mojahedin has done the work of the Iranian regime for them by effectively vilifying and crushing any other opposition group, organisation or individual in order to maintain their position as the only viable opposition. This has severely inhibited the growth of any democratic opposition to the Iranian regime.
Due to its autocratic nature and civilian deaths during its armed attacks inside Iran, the Mojahedin can no longer claim to represent the aspirations of Iranians living either inside or outside their country.
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