Iran Arrests Family for Mourning Passed Away Father

Gholam-Hossein Sadeqi
Gholam-Hossein Sadeqi

Gholam-Hossein Sadeqi

Stop Fundamentalism – Iranian security forces raided the home of an Iranian family on early hours of Monday arresting the husband and wife, reported HRA news website today.  The security forces also arrested the family’s only son who is 17 years old, the next day.

Mr. Hassan Sadeqi and his wife Mrs. Fatima Mothana, who were arrested Monday, were allegedly planning on holding a memorial service for Mr. Sadeqi’s father, Gholam-Hossein Sadeqi.  He was formerly a resident of Camp Ashraf in Iraq.  He died last month due to a heart failure in Camp Liberty near Baghdad.

Residents of Camps Ashraf and Liberty are members of Iran’s main opposition movement, Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK or PMOI).

Both husband and wife were political prisoners during the 1980s.  Mr. Sadeqi spent 7 years in prison for supporting the MEK.  He was 17 at the time.

Mrs. Mothana also spent 3 years in prison during the 1980s when she was only 13 along with her mother and sister.  she was also charged with supporting of the MEK.

HRA says the family’s home has been confiscated by Iranian authorities and security forces have taken computers and other items from the house.  Entry to the building where the family resided has been blocked and even others living in the same building are not allowed to enter.

“The Iranian regime is extremely fearful of any gatherings linked in any way to the supporters or even relatives of the PMOI members,” says a press release by the Iranian opposition.  The opposition called for urgent action to secure immediate release of all families of the MEK.

The whereabouts of the family is currently unknown.