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28 May 2015
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Life with the Mojahedin
by Struan Stevenson - Find out more about the author


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The People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI) is an Iranian opposition movement in exile and the key component of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. Regarded as a terrorist organization in the EU until 2009, and in the USA and Canada until 2012, it renounced violence in 2001. Whilst its leaders are based in Paris, some 3,500 are currently held in Camp Liberty, near Baghdad Airport, in appalling conditions.

In this book, former MEP Struan Stevenson tells how he became an active collaborator and supporter of the PMOI, visiting Baghdad and Erbil on several occasions and meeting political and religious leaders, despite being warned to sever links with the organization by the UK government and MI5, and facing constant threats and smear campaigns from the Iranian mullahs.

In this book he exposes the brutality of the clerical regime in Iran and their execution of over 120,000 PMOI supporters, interspersing his own story with short interviews with PMOI political prisoners who were tortured and held in inhumane conditions.

Struan Stevenson served as a Conservative Euro MEP for Scotland from 1999 to 2014. He was Chairman of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq and President of the Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Intergroup. He was appointed during 2010 by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation Europe (OSCE) as a Personal Representative (Roving Ambassador) of the Chairman in Office (Kazakhstan) responsible for Ecology and Environment with a particular focus on Central Asia. He is the author of Stalin’s Legacy (2012) and So Much Wind (2013).

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