Thursday, March 10, 2005

Iran Daily: 132 Ex-MKO Members Welcomed Home

Iran Daily: "132 Ex-MKO Members Arrive

QASR-E SHIRIN, Kermanshah,
March 9--A group of 132 penitent members of the terrorist Mujahideen Khalq Organization arrived in Iran via Khosravi border point.
The former MKO members have returned home voluntarily, IRNA reported.
A 100-member group had 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, Shahriyar 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.
Heydari further declared that 233 MKO members living in that camp are also keen to return to the country."