Alireza Esfandiari was welcome by the authorities of the Mujahedin Khalq (MEK/ MKO/ PMOI/ Cult of Rajavi) when he joined the group after the death of his sister. His sister, Fereshteh had suspiciously died in Iraq
Fereshteh was the presenter of the MEK’s TV channel. In 1995, Her death was announced as being assassinated in a terror attack in Iraq! Alireza joined the group two years later but shortly after his arrival in Camp Ashraf, he got to know that he was on the wrong path. Consequently, he began to express his dissent.
Alireza Esfandiari’s disagreement with the MEK’s cult-like regulations turned him into the topic of long-term meetings. The group commanders held uninterrupted 8-hour-long sessions for several successive days to coerce him to stay in the group. During the meetings he was under severe mental and physical pressure by the side of commanders, in particular Zhila Deihim and also his peers. However, Alireza was courageous enough to insist on his demand to leave the group.
Farid, former member of the MEK who witnessed Alireza’s brainwashing courts, recalls that Zhila Deihim called Alireza “a coward who pees in his pants because he is scared” and “he wants to embrace the regime” (the Iranian government)!
Farid and Mobayen testify that Alireza was severely beaten in the so-called court of Zhila Deihim. “We did not see Alireza after the court for a few days,” Mobayen writes. “One day we were eating lunch in the eating place when Alireza rushed in. His clothes were torn and dirty. He was crying asking for help. He was horribly scared. Reza Jebeli wanted to help him but Mahmoud Fakhr, Mohamad Karimi and Jamileh Feizi and a few of other commanders hit and beat him and took him out.”
Alireza was no more seen in the MEK. Alireza Esfandiari was disappeared in the MEK in the Summer of 2001, according to Ardeshir Parhizkari, former member of the MEK who, in 2003, signed an appeal to Amnesty International and the UN High Commissioner of Human rights, calling for the trial of Massoud and Maryam Rajavi.