Amir Mohammadi Zadeh, the brother of Fereshteh Mohammadi Zadeh, a member of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), called on the International human rights bodies for the release of his sister. Fereshteh has been taken as a hostage by the group for near four decades.
“My parents have been languishing in the absence of Fereshteh in all these long years,” Amir told Nejat Society Golestan’s representative. “They are old and sick now and they miss Fereshteh a lot. They need her more than any time.”
Fereshteh Mohammadi’s brother wrote letters to the intentional human rights bodies for the nth time. “I ask the international human rights community to make a decision and take action in order to aid my parents visit their beloved daughter –who is imprisoned behind the mental and physical bars of the MEK– while they are still alive,” he wrote.
Born in 1965, Fereshteh married her cousin, Ali Akbar Mohammadi, before turning 20 years old. In 1982, as sympathizers of the MEK, together with her husband, Fereshteh left Iran and took refuge in Germany where she gave birth to her daughter, Alan. They eventually joined the MEK in its military headquarters in Iraq.
In 1991, Alan Mohammadi was separated from her parents at Camp Ashraf and was smuggled to Germany where she was kept in the MEK safe houses and foster houses along with other MEK children. She was only thirteens when she was smuggled back to Iraq to serve as a child soldier in the MEK’s so-called National Liberation Army (NLA). Alan was forced to wear hijab and military uniform and to receive military trainings. She was not able to tolerate the suffocating atmosphere of the cult of Rajavi. Thus, she committed suicide while she was on guard duty in the guard tower at Camp Ashraf.
Fereshteh Mohammadi Zadeh, the mother of Alan, got to know about the heartbreaking death of her daughter from an announcement on the walls of Ashraf while they were both residing in the same camp. (Based on memoirs of Amin Golmaryami, former child soldier of the MEK)
Fereshteh is now in the MEK’s headquarters called Ashraf 3, located in the village of Manez, North of Tirana, Albania. She is not allowed to contact her family in Golestan province, in Northern Iran. Her brother Amir hopes that Fereshteh will notice that her daughter was killed because of the MEK’s destructive ideology and take a step to leave the group before her parents die.