MKO leader to dress in disguise when leaving Camp Ashraf

Masoud Rajavi, leader of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), considers disguising himself as a female while being transferred from the Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf, to a new location near Baghdad, says Mohammad Javad Hasheminejad, Habilian Foundation Secretary-General.

Rajavi intends to disguise himself by wearing women’s clothing so that he would not attract attention as he moves from the notorious camp, located about 120 kilometers (74 miles) west of the border with Iran, to Camp Liberty, a former US military base in the vicinity of the Baghdad International Airport, in the next few days, Mehr News Agency reported on Thursday.

This is while Iraqi security forces say they have taken extra precautions, and are using various means of identification as the members of the MKO terrorist move to Camp Liberty.

Iraqi officials have, meanwhile, announced that they would not allow Rajavi or any other MKO terrorist to simply dress as a female in a bid to avoid recognition.

The MKO fled to Iraq in 1986, where it enjoyed the support of Iraq's executed dictator Saddam Hussein, and set up its camp near the Iranian border.

The group is also known to have cooperated with Saddam in suppressing the 1991 uprisings in southern Iraq and the massacre of Iraqi Kurds. The group has carried out numerous acts of violence against Iranian civilians and government officials.

Iran has repeatedly called on the Iraqi government to expel the group, but the US has attempted to block the expulsion by mounting pressure on the Iraqi government.