Foreign Ministry of Australia
We are members of the Iranpour family. We are an ordinary middle class family living in Shiraz in Iran.
We would like to bring to your attention that two of our brothers Mr Ahmadreza Iranpour and Mr Mohammadreza Iranpour left our country at the end of 2002 and went to Turkey. They were intending to go to Europe to build a better future for themselves. In Turkey however they were spotted by the Mojahedin Khalq smugglers and fell into their trap. These smugglers falsely promised to get them residency in Germany but instead took them to Iraq. They then sold them to the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (MKO) as slaves. We were unaware of their whereabouts until 2003 when someone who had managed to run away from Camp Ashraf (Mojahedin Khalq terror camp given to them by Saddam Hussain) found out that our children are being kept captive at this place. From that day until now we have travelled to Iraq over 10 times hoping to see our captive family members. But this notorious terrorist violent group did not let us even have a simple visit with our loved ones. It is now clear that this organisation has changed deeply and is now a classic cult which does not allow the people trapped inside to have any contact with the outside world.
Our brothers Ahmadreza and Mohammadreza are no exception and are currently kept as slaves, in the dark, with no access to the outside world or access to the media or even their immediate family. That is why they do not let us or other family members have access to their children. We are not the only ones, many others have been taken by the MKO and now have no way out.
We would also like to add that this terrorist cult has been engaged in many terror and suicide operations in our country Iran. They are responsible for the death of tens of thousands of civilian people. We have witnessed their brutality in our city, Shiraz, first hand. There was a man living in our area who had a shop making frames. He did not have any position or relation with the government but they assassinated him simply because he was religious and looked religious. We have also witnessed the burning of busses by the Mojahedin Khalq operatives in our city in which women and children were burned to death. The father of one of our friends had a shop. He too was killed simply because he was a religious man. There are more examples within the area where we live in Shiraz and you can find information and statistics about many similar atrocities simply searching the internet.
We are one of the families who have two children taken away from us who are currently captive in the hands of this notorious cult. Our knowledge of this cult comes from first-hand experience. We would like to inform your good self about the truth after which the judgment will be yours.
With the hope for the freedom of all the trapped people in this violent cult and hope for peace and friendship.
Iranpour family,September/ 6 / 2016
Abdolhossein Iranpour; father of Ahmadreza and Mohammadreza
Taherh Taghipour; mother of Ahmadreza and Mohammadreza
Mahmonir, Homa, Narges and Raheleh Iranpour; sisters of Ahmadereza and Mohammadreza