NCRI, July 11, 2019 - On the eve of five-day events held by the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK in Ashraf 3 in Albania, Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) summoned and arrested scores of families and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran.
In Tehran, Sediqeh Moradi, Mehdi Khavas, Hassan Atar, Valiyollah Gholam-Nejad and Dr. Hani Yazarloo and his son Houd were arrested. Alireza Nabavi was arrested in the Southeastern city of Semnon. A number of those arrested were former political prisoners and served time in the 80s and 90s.
The Iranian Resistance calls on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and other relevant UN human rights officials as well as other international human rights’ activists to condemn the new wave of arrests in Iran. Immediate action is needed for their release. The Iranian Resistance also calls for an independent international fact-finding mission to visit the Iranian regime’s prisons.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 11, 2019