MohammadReza PourMehdi is from Tabriz, Eastern Azarbaijan, Iran. He has been taken as a hostage for 30 years by the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO/ MEK/ PMOI/ Cult of Rajavi).
He was a soldier fighting in Iran-Iraq war when he was taken as a war prisoner by Iraqi forces. Three years later, he was deceived by MEK recruiters who were active in Iraqi POW camps. (The awful conditions of Iraqi camps led a number of Iranian POWs to fall into the trap made by the MEK for them.)
“During the years that MohammadReza has been in the MEK, he only has called us twice, in the first years,” his brother, Davood PourMehdi, says. “The calls were on behalf of the MEK”. (The MEK members have to call their families to ask for fund for the group.)
PourMehdi family have so far written several letters to the international community including French and Albanian authorities calling for the release of MohammadReza.
They have also sent video messages to speak to their loved one. They talk to him in Turkish, their mother language. In one of the videos, the heartbroken sister of MohammadReza is crying so hard that she cannot speak to the camera.