posted on May, 20 2005 @ 09:47 AM
The Bush administration announced that a Cult-like Terror Group is a source of intelligence in Iran. MEK has gained a reputation of forcing it's
members to engage in bizarre activities such as forcing members to divorce their spouse to show their true dedication to the organization.
A controversial exile movement cited by President George W. Bush as a source of information on Iran's nuclear ambitions is condemned for
psychologically and physically abusing its own members in a new report by Human Rights Watch.
In a document scheduled for public release this week, Human Rights Watch alleges that the Iranian exile group known as Mujahedine Khalq (MEK) has a
history of cultlike practices that include forcing members to divorce their spouses and to engage in extended self-criticism sessions.
More dramatically, the report states, former MEK members told Human Rights Watch that when they protested MEK policies or tried to leave the
organization, they were arrested, in some cases violently abused and in other instances imprisoned. Two former recruits told the human-rights group
that they were held in solitary confinement for years in a camp operated by MEK in Iraq under the protection of Saddam Hussein. MEK representatives in
the United States and France, where MEK is headquartered, did not immediately respond to NEWSWEEK phone calls and an e-mail requesting comment.
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MEK has a long history of involvement with the Saddam Hussein regime. In 1997, the Clinton adminstration put MEK on the Terrorist Group Watch List.
Nearly ten years later, the Bush adminstration is using these MEK groups as a source of information.