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Former MKO members call on international organizations to help repatriate victims from Iraqi camps

Zahedan, March 7, IRNA -- Former members of the terrorist Mojahedin Khalq Organizations called on international organizations to help repatriate their friends from Iraqi camp.

Mohammad Nour, one of the former members of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) who has returned home from Iraq called on human rights organizations to help those being kept in the camps, come home.

He said that many of those being kept by the MKO had gone abroad to find jobs or for education, but, they have fallen to the trap of the MKO.

Those being kept in the MKO camp are exposed to hard labor without getting any reward. They are not allowed to leave the camp and go back to Iran under pretext that they will be put to death as soon as they arrive home, he said.

He called on the international organizations to help the people kept by the MKO leave the camp.

Some 19 members of the MKO from Sistan-Baluchestan province arrived in Zahedan on Tuesday and were welcomed by their families.

Meanwhile, about 276 penitent MKO members who have returned home after escaping from the camp in Iraq, were handed over to their families, the Salvation Society head said Monday evening.

Speaking at a ceremony on repatriation of eight MKO members, Ali Asghari, added, "Most of them had left Iran in hope of finding jobs, but they were trapped by the MKO agents and later taken to its notorious Ashraf camp in Iraq."

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