Human Lives Human Rights: Mohammad Rajavi, the son of Masoud Rajavi, recently won against the People’s Mojahedin Khalq organization in a court in Norway. But who is he and how did he get out of the Mojahedin-e-Khalq organization?
He is the only survivor of the attack by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the team of Mojahedin, which was carried out in February 1981 in the Zafaraniyeh neighborhood of Tehran. Then he was handed over to his father Masoud Rajavi by the prosecutor’s office in Tehran. After a few years, Massoud Rajavi’s forces kidnapped him from Iran and took him to Paris.
Mohammad Rajavi was transferred to Camp Ashraf in Iraq from a young age to undergo the ideological military training of Mujahideen like his peers. But over time, he, who had been in the calm, comfortable and carefree environment of Paris and then to the dry environment of the hot and burning barracks of Camp Ashraf, could not adapt to the conditions there and the sectarian behavior of the People’s Mojahedin.
He tried to escape from this terrible camp with a number of other like-minded youths, but he did not succeed. Therefore, keeping in mind that he is Masoud Rajavi’s son, without being tortured and imprisoned like other people, he was confined and monitored in his residence.
He later became one of the main critics and opponents of the People’s Mojahedin Khalq and began to make numerous revelations about the true nature of this organization and its internal behavior. But after the disappearance of Masoud Rajavi in 2003, which continues until now, Mohammad Rajavi was tortured and severely interrogated by the Mojahedin forces.
He said in an audio file that he sent to one of his friends: “They are planning to finish me, if you have not heard from me and you are sure that they have killed me, publish this file.” In the continuation of this file, he says: “I have become mentally ill as a result of this imprisonment and torture. The Mojahedin leaders forced me to write false confessions against them in order to whitewash the crimes committed against me.”
Mohammad Rajavi’s victory over the Mujahideen in the Norwegian court
Mohammad Rajavi describes this incident as follows:
I want to clarify about an illegal blackmail done to me. After a series of actions to put pressure on me, the foreign employer of the company where I work, sent me a letter and asked me to copy and sign it. The text of this document was prepared by two well-known Mojahedin officials. One is Muhammad Muhadeseen, who is known as Behnam in the Mojahedin, and the other is Muhammad Sadat Khunsari, a writer. The letter that the writer sent to the employer and specified the lines of work for him is available as a proof. In this letter, I was asked to write evidence against Mr. Iraj and introduce him as a mercenary. An action that was unacceptable in my opinion and I did not accept it. I will not call anyone a mercenary of the Ministry of Information without sufficient and court-friendly documents. This has always been my position because I consider this job to be unethical and such thing is against my principles.
Due to the fact that this act was unacceptable and illegal in my opinion, I did not sign it and instead informed the syndicate about the matter. The officials of the union, who had never faced such cases in European countries, were shocked by this action and it was unbelievable for them! For this reason, the Syndicate’s lawyer sent a letter to the writer and asked him for an explanation in this regard. To date, no response has been given to the lawyer’s letter. In relation to these illegal actions of the employer, which is done by these two people by directly contacting him, a case has been opened in the court.
Today, I want to publicly address Mr. Muhadeseen and Khunsari:
Dear Mr. Khunsari, Dear Mr. Muhadeseen, what is this dirty and illegal extortion for? Why are you pressuring me through my employer to sign your statement? Don’t you, who have lived in Europe for nearly 30 years know that this is immoral and illegal? Where in Europe and Scandinavia does the employer allow himself to get such a signature from his employee? Why didn’t you directly come to me rather than using the employer as a means of pressure? Come on! respond to public opinion if you dare!
Let me clear one point here. I have no relationship with Mr. Iraj Mesdaghi and I do not know him at all. His stand towards the Mojahedin organization is not my stand at all and I do not endorse it at all. Many of the things that he says may be wrong and baseless. However, there is no proof that he was considered a mercenary of the Ministry of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic. Such a thing is against my principles.
I also have a word with the supporters of the Mojahedin organization. I have absolutely not had and don’t have any intentions of creating problems for the Mojahedin organization. I have nothing to do with politics, formations, or the ideology of the organization. I am looking for a normal life away from controversy and useless up roaring. If you have been told anything else, it is wrong and be sure that it is not true. But at the same time, I have principles that I cannot deviate from. How the Mojahedin organization treats its critics is up to itself, but it has no right to make me a follower in this regard. Such an expectation is unreasonable, immoral and illegal. Until today, I have tried to resolve issues with reasoning and logic so that it does not lead to unnecessary conflict and does not take away my energy. But unfortunately, I did not reach a conclusion this way and was forced to go to court to solve this problem. As of now, the lawyer of the syndicate has submitted his complaint to the court and the date and time of the court session has also been determined. At present, the lawyer of the syndicate has submitted his complaint to the court and the date and time of the court session has also been determined. I will keep you informed of further developments.
A part of his post on his Facebook page on June 17, 2020, read as follows:
I have absolutely no intention to take sides in the fight between the Mojahedin organization and the people who criticize it, because many of the criticisms raised against Mojahedin may not be true. But this issue is important to me, why don’t the Mojahedin respond to these questions and criticisms with reasoning and logic? Because instead of calling the other party a mercenary, you can answer the issues raised by him. The situation that is currently created especially by Mujahideen supporters on the Internet is very negative, abusive and slandering does not convince anyone….
After that, on March 14, 2020, Mohammad Rajavi wrote on his Facebook account: “Accusing someone without proof is prohibited at least in a democratic and free society and can even be prosecuted as defamation. Do not forget that the goal does not justify the means.”
In continuation of the previous post, I want to clarify about an illegal blackmail to pressure me. After a series of actions to put pressure on me, the foreign employer of the company where I work, sent me a letter and asked me to copy and sign it. The text of this document was prepared by two well-known Mojahedin officials. One is Muhammad Muhadeseen, who is known as Behnam in the Mojahedin, and the other is Muhammad Sadat Khunsari, a writer. The letter that the writer sent to the employer and specified the lines of work for him is available as a proof. In this letter, I was asked to write evidence against Mr. Iraj and introduce him as a mercenary. An action that was unacceptable in my opinion and I did not accept it. I will not call anyone a mercenary of the Ministry of Information without sufficient and court-friendly documents. This has always been my position because I consider this job to be unethical and such thing is against my principles.
The dispute between Mohammad Rajavi and his so-called employer has recently been dealt with in a court in Oslo, the capital of Norway. Mohammad Rajavi wrote in a detailed post on his Facebook about his victory in the court and titled it as follows: “The great victory of justice and the defeat of lies and tricks.”
A part of Mohammad Rajavi’s post reads as follows:
According to this ruling, the panel of judges present in the 4-day court process unanimously and decisively recognized my dismissal sentence as illegal and unjustified according to the “European Labor and Employer Laws” and ordered my employer to repay my wages before the end of the stipulated period. Also, due to violating the laws and violating the legal rights of his employee, he was additionally obliged to pay compensation.
According to the ruling, the former employer of Mohammad Rajavi was fined to pay the fees of Mohammad’s lawyer in addition to paying the fees of his own lawyer. Mohammad Rajavi called the court a “militancy” of the Mojahedin Khalq against themselves, which led to a “disgraceful legal defeat” for the employer and also ended as a political discredit for the organization.
He went on to write: “In an engineered and ridiculous show, the employer brought to the stage elements unrelated to the type and nature of the case, which was basically a job and business case, and not a political or security one, and the organization did not stop to make any efforts and tricks to create deviations in the court process and to influence the judges.”
Now the question that rises is how a group whose members are fleeing due to high internal pressure can claim democracy? Upon further examination of the group’s performance, it can be concluded that instead of the word democracy, it is better to attribute the word dictatorship to this group, a word that is perhaps the least adjective that can be used to describe the inner space of this cult. An atmosphere that has become difficult for most members of the group to bear.