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MEK Iran: Many Political Activists Sent to Prison in Iran

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PMOI/MEK families & supporters are being pressured, intimidated & harassed.

Branch 29 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, headed by Judge Seyyed Ali Mazloum, has sentenced seven to prison for being political activists.

Farangis Masloumi was, in her absence:

  • sentenced to 6 years;
  • charged with “assembly and collusion to commit a crime when contacting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) ”;
  • charged with “propaganda activities waged against the system which benefited dissident groups”.

Ms. Farangis Masloumi, the mother of political prisoner Soheil Arabi.


Hani Yazeulou and his son, Houd, were:

  • sentenced to 12 months;
  • charged with “propaganda activities against the system and for the benefit of dissident groups”.

Mohammad Vali Gholamnezhad, Sedighem Moradi, Mehdi Khavas Sefat and Zahra Akbar were:

  • sentenced to 95 days in prison on the same charges as Hani Yazeulou and his son.

Hassan Attarzadeh:

  • was acquitted of charges laid against him.


Houd Yazerlou was arrested in June 2008 on the charge of:

  • “acting against national security”. He was released in 2011 from RajaeiShahr Prison.

Zahra Akbari Nejad, the wife of political prisoner Abolghassem Fouladvand, was arrested by Ministry of Intelligence agents on July 23, 2019. She was later released on bail pending trial.

Mrs. Akbari Nejad’s husband, Abolghassem Fouladvanda, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) supporter, who has been imprisoned since2013 and now held in Rajaei Shahr Prison in inhumane conditions.

Ms. Farangis Mazloumi, the mother of political prisoner Soheil Arabi, was arrested by security forces on July 22, 2019, released on bail on October 7, 2019, from Evin Prison pending trial.

In July 2012, Sedigheh Moradi ended up in Qarchak Prison in Varamin, where she spent many months enduring inhuman conditions amidst dangerous convicts. After a short period, prison authorities became alarmed by her positive impact on ordinary prisoners and isolated her.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi is the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): With the new wave of arrests & prison sentences in Iran, the (PMOI / MEK Iran) families & supporters are being pressured, intimidated & harassed. I urge the UN Sec. Gen., the High Commissioner for Human Rights to send a delegation to visit the prisons, prisoners, and their families.

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