Mujahidin-e Khalq Organization

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Noun1.Mujahidin-e Khalq Organization - a terrorist organization formed in the 1960s by children of Iranian merchants; sought to counter the Shah of Iran's pro-western policies of modernization and opposition to communism; following a philosophy that mixes Marxism and Islam it now attacks the Islamic fundamentalists who deposed the Shah
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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Loyalty to one of the political and/or religious groups highly represented in the prisons (such as the Mujahedin-e Khalq, or People's Mujahedin of Iran) offered some protection from the whims of the guards and the cruelties and betrayals of other prisoners, but Parsipur refused to be integrated into these structures or to be coopted by the guards as a supervisor and disciplinarian of fellow inmates--an option that many prisoners, especially young women, took in exchange for the promise of safety and reprieve.
The Paris-based militant group the People's Mujahedin of Iran (MEK), alleges the site has existed since 2006 with the first series of subterranean tunnels and four external depots recently completed.
MEK -- sometimes known as the People's Mujahedin of Iran, or PMOI -- has been on the foreign terrorist list for the last 15 years and is desperately trying to be removed.
The question arose in the wake of the revelation by NBC that Israel used the People's Mujahedin of Iran (M.E.K), a dissident Iranian group, to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientists, and that Israel gives the M.E.K.
The People's Mujahedin of Iran, also known as the Mujahideen Khalq, is an underground of some 10,000 insurgents that has worked against the Islamic regime in Tehran for many years.
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