Tahereh Golrizan wrote letter to his brother Abbas; hostage at the MEK camp in Albania on the eve of the Persian new year. Some parts of the letter read:
Happy new year. The same as every Nowruz we sat at the Haft-Sin Table, remembering you. We wanted you to sit next to us at the Haft-sin table. We missed you a lot. I prayed for you to be near your family.
My dear bro, please release yourself from the cult of Mujahedin and make all of the family happy. This is all I want from you. I hope the new year to be the year of your liberation. “
Abbas was a soldier in Iran-Iraq war when he was taken as a war prisoner by the Iraqi forces. Abbas used to write letters to his family from Iraqi POW camp via the IRC from time to time but when the war was over and eventually the POWs were released by the Iraqi government, Abbas did not return home. Trying to find Abbas, the Golrizan family soon found out that Abbas had been transferred to the camp of the Mujahedin Khalq Organization. Abbas has been in the MEK for over 30 years.