Zhila (Forouzandeh) Kakavand is from Borujerd, Lorestan, Iran. she has been taken as a hostage by the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO/ MEK/ PMOI/ Cult of Rajavi) for over 40 years.
Zhila was married to a Mujahed named Yaser Jahan Nezhadi. He is still in the MEK too. They left their daughter Sara behind in Iran and they fled to Iraq to join the MEK in Iraq. Zhila’s mother recalls those days that Sara was languishing the absence of her mother, as a little girl. “Grandma tell me about my mom’s childhood,” Zhila’s mother says about Sara. “While I was talking for her, she was just weeping tears.”
Sara lives in Canada now. She is still disconnected with her parents. “She still looks for her mom and asks me about her,” Sara’s grandmother says.
Zhila’s family has taken numerous actions to open a way to contact their beloved Zhila. Besides several letters that they have sent to the International Human Rights bodies, Ziba has published a few videos in the hope of reminding Zhila of the good memories of their past, their school, their neighborhood and their home.
Ziba Kakavand also attended the online conference of Nejat Society last month. She once more called on the international community to help the release of her sister.