Families of MKO hostages call to see their loved ones

On Tuesday Iranian families of Rajavi's hostages again desperately traversed a long distance to gather at the gates of Camp Ashraf in Iraq in order to meet their loved ones who are kept there against their will. 

The Iranian families said they have come thousands of kilometers to see their relatives, and now they are few meters away and are unable to meet them, Habilian Association database quoted Press TV as reporting.

"I don't know why the MKO does not allow us to see our sons," one of the MKO hostages' father told Press TV's reporter. "It's a humanitarian request and they want to quit the organization," he added.

The sister of one of the prisoners of Ashraf stated that the MKO is keeping them against their will, and they are "isolating them from the world and depriving them of their humanitarian rights."

"My brother has been brainwashed and now he's been here for more than 30 years," said another family member of one of the hostages of MKO, adding that his brother is sick and need special treatment, but they still keeping him "against his will".

According to reports by Iraqi NGOs and the defected MKO members, the group's members inside the camps have been living in dire conditions and deprived of their basic rights.

Meanwhile, Iraq has agreed to United Nations demand to extend by six months a year-end deadline to close the MKO camp on its soil.

The UN and the Iraqi government signed a deal to relocate more than 3,000 MKO members living in Camp Ashraf while their refugee status is determined.

The MKO is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community, and is responsible for numerous terrorist acts against both Iranians and Iraqis.

The group is especially notorious in Iran for siding with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and fighting alongside Iraqi troops during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.