Category: Mujahedin Khalq | Mujahedin-e Khalq

The Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) — also referred to as Mujahedin Khalq, People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI), or Sazman-e Mojahedin-e Khalq-e Iran — is an Islamic socialist organization that advocates the overthrow of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The United States has designated the PMOI a terrorist organization. On January 26, 2009, the Council of the European Union removed the PMOI from the EU list of organisations it designates as terrorist.

Friends or foes? Cultlike group stuck between three powers

TEHRAN, Iran — The case of those holed up in Camp Ashraf, near Baghdad, remains a quirky piece of unfinished business left over from the American campaign to oust Saddam Hussein. It continues to leave a trail of broken lives. U.S. troops are guarding some 3,800 militants of the Mujahedeen Khalq (MEK) — the only armed opposition to the ruling clerics of Iran. Officially, both the U.S. and Iran label the MEK a terrorist group. The U.S.-appointed Iraq Governing Council concurs: Citing the “black history of this terrorist organization” and its years of working closely with Saddam, it has ordered