MEK Iran: Political Prisoner Enduring Months of Torture and Interrogation
According to reports by Iran’s main opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), political prisoner Zahra Safaei and her daughter Parasto Moeini sentenced to 8 and 6 years in prison respectively.
Zahra Safaei and her daughter
Zahra Safaei, a 58-year-old political prisoner, incarcerated since March 2020, after enduring months of torture and interrogation, was sentenced to eight years in prison. They have been charged with conspiracy and propaganda against the regime, and for insulting Khamenei in a kangaroo trial. Mrs. Safaei is a political prisoner, who had been imprisoned from 1981 to 1989.
Mrs. Safaei’s father, Hassan Ali Safaei, a member of Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI / MEK Iran), was a political prisoner during the Shah’s reign, who was arrested and executed by Iran’s religious dictatorship in 1981.
Hassan Ali Safaei’s granddaughter, Parastoo Moeini, 19, arrested along with her mother, was sentenced to six years in prison on similar charges.
#Iran: Political Prisoner Zahra Safaei and Her Daughter Parasto Moeini Sentenced To 8 and 6 Years in Prison Respectively.
They were severely tortured and mistreated to make forced television confessions against the #MEK, but they refused. #HumanRights https://t.co/tYDuDw6RRD
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) February 9, 2021
Tortured and mistreatments
Zahra Safaei and Parasto Moeini were severely tortured and mistreated in recent months to force them to make forced television confessions against the (PMOI / MEK Iran). But they both refused.
They were transferred to the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin in April 2020 and placed in the same cell with dangerous prisoners. Ms. Safaei suffers from severe liver disease. But Soghra Khodadadi, the head of Qarchak prison, prevents her from being sent to the hospital.
Parastoo Moeini also had contracted coronavirus in Qarchak prison in July 2021 but was deprived of proper treatment.
A mother and her children are sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment.
According to verdict made public on February7, political prisoner Zahra Safaei, her daughter, pol. prisoner Parastoo, & her son, Mohammad Massoud have been sentenced respectively to 8, 6 & 6 yrs’ imprisonment. pic.twitter.com/WSjMgIi0Fm
— Women's Committee NCRI (@womenncri) February 8, 2021
Additional years of imprisonments
In another development, in an attempt to prevent the release of Majid Asadi and Mohammad Amirkhizi. The two political prisoners who sympathize with the (PMOI / MEK Iran).
The Intelligence Ministry has resorted to fabricating a new dossier and the regime’s kangaroo courts have sentenced both of them to an additional year in prison to ensure that they remain incarcerated.
The Iranian Resistance, again calls on the:
The United Nations Secretary-General,
The High Commissioner for Human Rights,
The Human Rights Council as well as,
The international human rights organizations and the European Union and members state to take urgent action to secure the release of these prisoners.