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132 former MKO members return to Iran

Qasr-e Shirin, Kermanshah prov, March 9, IRNA -- Another 132 penitent members of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) arrived in the Iranian territories via Khosravi border point.

The group is the second of the MKO penitent members who have repatriated via Khosravi border point.

The former MKO members have returned home voluntarily.

A 100-member group have also returned home via Khosravi border point recently.

Representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Iraqi Human Rights Ministry, Iran's Foreign Ministry, and Iran's embassy in Iraq accompanied the former MKO members to the country.

Governor of Qasr-e Shirin, Shahryar Heydari told IRNA that the former MKO members who have arrived in Iran were living in a 500-people camp in Iraq. After escaping the camp, they asked the ICRC headquarters in Iraq to help them return to Iran, he added.

He further announced that 233 MKO members living in that camp have called for return to the country.

Meanwhile, a number of 276 penitent members of the MKO, who returned home after fleeing the camp in Iraq, were handed over to their families on Tuesday.

The above article comes to you via IRIN, a UN humanitarian information unit, but may not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 2004

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