Iranian Media Team Attacked by MKO Terrorists in Stockholm

Iranian Media Team Attacked by MKO Terrorists in Stockholm

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - An Iranian media reporter and his news team were attacked by the members of the anti-Iran terrorist grouplet Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) in Stockholm, while producing a story on the group's crimes at an exhibition.

The news team of Iranian Press TV came under attack on Thursday while covering an exhibition that displayed the crimes committed by the group.

Press TV says the government of Sweden must be held accountable for providing support for the MKO terrorists while being unable to maintain security of the international network’s crew.



One of the event's organizers reported the MKO terrorists forcefully damaged the exhibition's posters and banners, which displayed aspects of the terror cult's extensive atrocities against Iranian civilians.

The MKO terrorists shredded the banners with knives and splattered paint on them to conceal their heinous crimes, while pelting the organizers with stones and eggs, in what was decried as a blatant affront to democracy and free speech.

Following the confrontation, Swedish police were forced to detain nine of the attackers, who were later released in an indeterminate number. Despite police warnings, several of the terrorists returned, according to one of the organizers.

As a result, Sweden's police increased security around the event.

The exhibition is located near the courtroom where Iranian citizen Hamid Nouri is facing charges of human rights offences dating back to the 1980s.

The trial has been roundly criticized by Iranian authorities, who say that the evidence presented in court was propaganda provided by the MKO.

An eyewitness told Press TV at the time that MKO members harassed Nouri's family outside the Stockholm District Court, where his trial was taking place.

There were “a bunch of people screaming and saying really, really shameful and bad words toward an old woman,” he said, adding that this is something “I have never seen in my whole life. It never existed in my world. So, I was just shocked by what I’m hearing,” the witness said.

He elaborated that he was passing by to go to work when he first saw the MKO members screaming and swearing at Nouri’s family in Persian.

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.