Pressuring families of Ashraf residents; their abduction

Ashraf military occupation – No. 111

Intelligence agents of clerical regime abducted Ms. Mahboubeh Mansouri, a family of Ashraf residents, on Wednesday, June 1; there is no news of her whereabouts. Five family members of Ms. Mansouri, including two of her sisters, reside is Ashraf. Her brother Mohammad-Ali, was arrested in 2007 because his son and some of his other relatives were in Ashraf and that he had participated in a commemoration of the massacred political prisoners. He was subsequently condemned to 17 years imprisonment and is currently in Gohardasht prison under excruciating conditions.

 Additionally, it is over a month that there is no information about Ms. Arya and Ms. Negar Haeri, wife and daughter of political prisoner Mashallah (Hamid) Haeri who were abducted by elements of MOIS on May 1st. Mr. Haeri’s son and brother (Sohail and Abdollah) are among Ashraf residents.

In addition, on May 1st, a number of members of families of supporters of PMOI together with relatives of martyrs of April 8 deadly attack on Ashraf were arrested in raids on their homes by mullahs’ intelligence. Amongst them were, Mr. Mahmood Azimi, Mr. Nasser Sodagari, Tahereh and Pouyan Sodagari, wife and son to Mr. Nasser Sodagari and Ms Sedigheh Moradi,

The Iranian Resistance once again emphasizes that the arbitrary arrests of families of PMOI members in Ashraf is part of the sinister policy of the theocratic regime to impose further pressure and intensify psychological torture against Ashraf residents. It calls on international and human rights bodies, especially the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations special rapporteurs on arbitrary arrests to take immediate action to put an end to the suppression of Ashraf residents families.

Secretariat of National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 5, 2011

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