Rights Group Calls on UN to Rescue Women from MKO Captivity

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iran-based rights group voiced deep concern about severe violation of human rights in Camp Ashraf, the main stronghold of the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization in Iraq, and urged the UN to rescue the female members of the group who have long been held captive by their ringleaders.

“We, the Association for Defending the Victims of Terrorism (ADVT) in the Middle-East, believe we are required to draw the attention of the authorities of the international bodies to the catastrophes which take place for women in the MKO cult,” the ADVT said in a letter to UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on Sunday.

The letter further mentioned that women in the MKO stronghold in Iraq are deprived of their most basic rights like marriage, pregnancy and even hairdressing.

It also revealed that the MKO ringleaders even force married women to divorce and force them to have hysterectomy in a bid to avoid pregnancies.

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Categories: Iraq, Women Rights

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