A Swedish court has sentenced a female member of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) to eight years in prison over her involvement in kidnapping a mentally-
|A Swedish court has found MKO member Parastou Namdar Faiz-Abadi (R) and her two accomplices Elias Vecalius (C) and Magnus Dahlskog guilty of abduction.|
challenged Swedish student and attempts to extort money from his family.
The 23-year-old MKO member, identified as Parastou Namdar Faiz-Abadi, was found guilty of participating in the kidnapping of Alexander Ahman in the in eastern Swedish city of Uppsala, located 67 kilometers (41 miles) north of the capital, Stockholm, late last December, Mehr News Agency reported.
The report added that Namdar Faiz-Abadi conducted the abduction with the help of another MKO member identified as Moshen Aslan Khan Afshar, 27, who undertook a name change in 2008 to Elias Vecalius, and 26-year-old Magnus Dahlskog.
Namdar Faiz-Abadi and her two accomplices later contacted Ahman’s family and demanded a ransom to free their son.
The MKO has sought ways to prevent the dissemination of the news as it could frustrate its lobbying efforts to get off the US State Department’s foreign terrorist organization list.
The MKO fled to Iraq in 1986, where it enjoyed the support of Iraq’s executed dictator Saddam Hussein, and set up its camp near the Iranian border.
The group is also known to have cooperated with Saddam in suppressing the 1991 uprisings in southern Iraq and carrying out the massacre of Iraqi Kurds.
The MKO has carried out numerous acts of violence against the Iranian civilians and government officials.