MKO members’ unawareness of their most basic rights is the major problem of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in determining their refugee status.
According to a report published by Habilian database, some reports indicated that UN’s representatives investigating the refugee status of Mujahedin-e Khalq elements in Iraq called these individuals’ unawareness of their most basic rights as “the main hurdle in determining their refugee status”.
The report adds that although the process has not yet been started, the sporadic conversations of UN representatives with these individuals reveal that three decades of life in the Ashraf prison and Rajavi’s indoctrination sessions have left them in complete ignorance of rules of International relations, including international rules on asylum and human rights.
Feeling of insecurity after being drawn out of Camp Ashraf and destruction in case of separating the group are thoughts indoctrinated into their belief system.
Even though the cultic practices of MKO still continues in Camp Liberty, a brief opportunity for each individual to visit his/her family members or access to the world's information help them realize their mistakes and point them in the right direction.
"If members of Camp Ashraf are provided with freedom of thought, the process of determining refugee status will be expedited, since most of them will decide to come back to Iran," said a former member of Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK, also MKO and PMOI).
Defected members of the cult have described life at their Camp Ashraf base in Iraq as miserable saying the organization has been brainwashing its members for the last three decades.
A little more than a month ago, renowned cult expert Steve Alan Hassan said that in his professional opinion, the extreme influence (brainwashing) used by this destructive cult (Mujahedin-e Khalq) to recruit, indoctrinate and maintain control over their members ranks extremely high.