Relatives of PMOI Members in Camp Liberty Arrested in Iran

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The Iranian regime is always looking for new ways to put pressure on those it sees as enemies. No matter what it says in public or to the world, there is always an underlying current for its primary focus, which is to pressure or destroy its enemies.

This week, on Monday, December 21, as a way to wrap up the end of the year, the Iranian regime’s intelligence agents arrested Ms. Fatemeh Rezvani and Ms. Azar Karvandi. These two women have relatives who are members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) living in Camp Liberty. The regime’s agents attacked a home in which the two women and others had gathered, on the occasion of Yalda night,” the Iranian celebration on the longest night of the year.

The agents searched everyone present, including the guests, confiscating their mobile phones. Subsequently, regime agents raided the homes of the guests, confiscating photo albums and other belongings.

Ms. Rezvani is sister to Mr. Qasem Rezvani who was martyred in the September 1, 2013 massacre of Camp Ashraf and Ms. Karvandi is a political prisoner of the 1980s whose son is in Camp Liberty.

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Obama signs the bill into law.
Obama signs the bill into law.

The UN and U.S. are supposedly protecting PMOI members in Camp Liberty, and Obama Signed an Amendment to Protect Camp Liberty Residents. But attacks on the families of PMOI members who live in in Camp Liberty and the detention of these people continues. At the same time, the Iranian regime constantly dispatches intelligence and Quds Force agents into Camp Liberty under the pretext of being real family members. They do this to psychologically torture the residents and pave the way for their massacre. That is the reason they take the phones, photos and other things from the relatives who live in Iran.

The Iranian Resistance calls on all international human rights bodies, especially the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, to take effective measures to secure the release of all political prisoners. They especially ask for these organizations, and the U.S. to especially consider Ms. Fatemeh Rezvani and Ms. Azar Karvandi at this time.

Shahriar Kia is a member of the Iranian opposition (PMOI /MEK). He is a human rights activist and political analyst on Iran and the Middle East.