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12/20/06

Belgian TV: 300 repentant MKO members return home

Brussels, Dec 20, IRNA-Belgian television RTBF-1 in a report dispatched from Tehran said 300 repentant members of the terrorist MKO grouplet have returned to the Islamic Republic.

The French-language TV interviewed some of the former members of the MKO who said they were duped by the terrorist grouplet.

One of them, named Arash Sametipour, explained the methods of the MKO and how he was tricked by the grouplet.

He said the MKO assigned him to carry out terror acts in Iran and advised him to commit suicide if he failed in his terror mission.


Repentant MKO members in Tehran (file photo)

Another woman, whose name was not mentioned, said that when she joined the group in Iraq she was told that she must divorce her husband physically and mentally.

The Belgian TV in the report braodcast at the weekend also noted the report published by the Human Rights Watch on the human rights violations of the MKO in Iraq -- how it tortured and used violent methods and ran secret cells for those members who wanted to leave the grouplet. [see Iran: Exiled Armed Group Abuses Dissident Members; Opposition Group Seeks Recognition and Support in Western Capitals>

RTBF also referred to the visit of the leader of the MKO terror grouplet, Maryam Rajavi, to the Belgian Senate in October which caused a big political uproar both in Iran and Belgium.

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