A defected member of the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCR) disclosed that the terrorist group kills any member who intends to defect from the group by forcing him/her to take cyanide tablets.
"In 2003, a number of members announced officially and publicly that they wanted to defect from the MKO but they were killed by cyanide tablets at the direct order of Rajavi (the terrorist group's main ringleader)," Maryam Sanjabi, a former ringleader of the MKO, told FNA on Saturday. She said that after killing the defected members, the MKO announced that they had been killed during a bombardment of Camp Ashraf, the terrorist group's main stronghold and training center in Iraq.
Sanjabi, a highly trusted MKO veteran who used to serve the MKO ringleader, Maryam Rajavi, as her highly confided interpreter in top secret sessions with former Iraqi regime officials, said that she herself was tasked with studying their cases and, thus, holds detailed and accurate information in this regard. She mentioned that defection from the MKO was only possible during the years between 1986 to 1993, and said due to the fact that the MKO is run like a cult, no one has been allowed to defect the group from then on.
"From 1993 to 2003, the ringleaders told the members that those who intended to defect from the group, he/she should first be jailed in certain places and then be transferred to the horrendous Abu Ghraib prison," Sanjabi said.
Many former MKO members who have defected the group had also earlier revealed that the group's ringleaders are using every means within their reach, including execution, to keep members in Camp Ashraf. The defected members revealed in 2011 that the main ringleader of the group, Maryam Rajavi, issues the execution orders personally and condemns to death all the dissidents who refrain from obeying her orders and all those who plan to defect from the MKO. According to the report, the MKO ringleaders have prevented the members of the group from meeting their relatives for the last two years in a bid to prevent their defection and escape from the camp.
The MKO, whose main stronghold is still in Iraq, is blacklisted by much of the international community, including the United States. The group started assassination of the citizens and officials after the revolution in a bid to take control of the newly established Islamic Republic. It killed several of Iran's new leaders in the early years after the revolution, including the then President, Mohammad Ali Rajayee, Prime Minister, Mohammad Javad Bahonar and the Judiciary Chief, Mohammad Hossein Beheshti who were killed in bomb attacks by MKO members in 1981.
The group fled to Iraq in 1986, where it was protected by Saddam Hussein and where it helped the Iraqi dictator suppress Shiite and Kurd uprisings in the country. The terrorist group joined Saddam's army during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988) and helped Saddam and killed thousands of Iranian civilians and soldiers during the US-backed Iraqi imposed war on Iran.