Mr. Karim Gholami joined the Mujahedin-e Khalq group in 1987 when he was just 16 years old. Within the organization he was not satisfied with the ideology and doctrines of the group.
During the Chelcheraq Operation he injured severely and forced to use wheelchair for about 24 years.
Within the MKO Cult he lost the track of his family since any relationship and any form of contact with the family members is forbidden in the Cult.
Finally in 2009 Karim managed to leave the Cult. He declared his defection from the group on January 2011.
In January 2015, the family of former MKO member Karim Gholami found him again after 25 years. The family recognized Karim from his writing on the internet along with his picture. He had published this to find his family. It worked and they are all now reunited, Iraninterlink reported.