News ID: 321250
Published: 0315 GMT April 25, 2022

Iran court hands down 16-year jail sentences to two MKO terrorists

Iran court hands down 16-year jail sentences to two MKO terrorists

An Iranian court sentenced two members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) to 16 years in prison for their involvement in plots against the country’s national security.

On Monday, a court convicted the two, who were only identified by their initials, for spreading corruption on earth, conspiring against the Islamic Republic, and spreading fake news against the country, Press TV reported.

The two were arrested while committing a terrorist attack inside Iran in spring 2019.

The two had previously committed terrorist attacks in several areas across the capital Tehran.

The MKO has conducted numerous assassinations and bombings against Iranian statesmen and civilians since the 1979 victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Its members fled Iran in 1986 to Iraq, where they enjoyed backing from former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist assaults since the Islamic Revolution, about 12,000 have fallen victim to the MKO’s acts of terror.

The anti-Iran cult was on the US government’s list of terrorist organizations until 2012. Major European countries, including France, have also removed it from their blacklists.

A few years ago, MKO elements were relocated from Camp Ashraf in Iraq’s Diyala Province to Camp Hurriyet (Camp Liberty), a former US military base in Baghdad, and later sent to Albania.

MKO terrorists enjoy freedom of activity in the US and Europe and even hold regular meetings in which European and American officials make speeches.


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