London, 4 Sep - In an interview published on ncr-iran.org, Ayatollah Jalal Ganjei, Chairman of the Committee on Freedom of Religions and Denominations of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), gave his account of the 50-year struggle of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI, or MEK).
He first heard about the MEK in 1971 following the news of the organization’s first martyr - Ahmad Rezai. He said that with the rise of the MEK following the “brave and heroic” defence statements heard in court, people were able to gain knowledge about the MEK’s theoretical and religious mentality. This was a crucial time when many people started to establish contact with the MEK. Even those who were imprisoned, he said, were able to maintain and establish relations with the MEK from prison.