Early in the year 2000, after the escalation of activities of the
agents of MOIS in various western countries, the police in these
countries interviewed many of them and warned them against their
relations with the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence. At the same time Karim Haghi issued a statement under the name of a
society called "Peyvand" (an association established by agents of
Ministry of Intelligence in The Netherlands) excerpts of which are as
"Tuesday, 1 February 2000, an agent of Dutch secret service arrived at Karim Haghi’s place in Elst and …
after initial talks started reading names from a list in his hand which included Messrs:
2- Alireza Nourizadeh
3- Bahman Niroomand
5- Parviz Yaghoobi
6- Khanbaba Tehrani
7- Mehdi Khoshhal
8- Asghar Barzoo (Sweden)
9- Bahman Rastgoo (Germany)
10- Jaafar Baghalnejad (Norway)
11- Hassan Khalaj (Norway)
12- Aabed Haj Esmaili (England)
13- Hadi Shams Haeri (Holland)
14- Ghassem (Mohammad Tofigh Assadi, Holland)
15- Hassan Alijani (US)
16- Karim Haghi (Holland)
17- Mrs Nadereh Afshari (Germany)…
The secret agent added that there are more names that he cannot read
for difficulty of pronunciation, and that’s why he stopped at that
level. He also added that all of you are in contact with the Iranian
regime and have formed a large network…
you must tell us who else is in contact with the regime…
we have enough information about your relations with the regime and
know that your publication is being financed by the regime. We also
know that Mr Shams Haeri is in touch with the regime and his contact
with the Ministry of Intelligence is his brother. In this respect, too,
he has traveled to Singapore once. Mr Parviz Yaghoobi, in France, is
also in touch with the Iranian regime…
we want The Netherlands calm and do not like to have demonstrations and
fighting here. It is best for you to abandon this sort of work at once
and go after a normal life and think of your children’s future. We know
that you hate the Mojahedin and they have caused you damage and ruined
your life and future…
On the same day another secret agent was present at the parking lot
near the workplace of Mrs Roya Roodsaz, Karim Haghi’s wife, and when
she was about to get on her car he introduced himself and told her that
he intends to talk to her. The core of the talks was about Karim
Haghi’s activities and where the funds for Peyvand publication were
coming from. The secret agent told her that Karim and his friends have
formed a large network all of whom are in touch with the regime. Karim
has once traveled to Cyprus…"
"At the same time two police cars followed another friend who had taken
Mr Haj Esmaili to a train station. When Haj Esmaili gets on the train a
person approaches him and starts asking similar questions."
"Simultaneously in three German cities, Cologne, Wiesbaden and
Hannover, 6 people in groups of two approach Mehdi Khoshhal and Bahman
Rastgoo and Mrs Naderh Afshari and ask about the type of communication
and the circulation number of Peyvand publication, sources of its
finance and … Also, in the first week of February, Messrs Shams Haeri
and Mohammad Reza Eskandari and his wife Tahereh Khorrami were
subjected to questions and answers. On February 9, two Dutch secret
agents contacted Alireza Mohseni in The Netherlands and other than the
names listed above ask him about his contacts with Fereydoon Gilani…"
NCRI’s Commission on Security and Counter-terrorism issued a statement
on 15 February: "… in recent weeks, police and security bodies in The
Netherlands, Germany, England, Sweden, Norway, Canada and … have
engaged in calling on a number of regime’s agents and warning them."
"As the agents of the mullahs’ secret service have reported to their
superiors in various embassies as well as to the headquarters in
Tehran, police has undeniable evidence like photographs and tapes of
conversations of these agents with their contacts in Ministry of
Intelligence. Police, also with detailed information, is aware of
secret travels of these agents to Iran and other neighboring countries
as well as movements of a number of them to Far East countries, like
Malaysia and Singapore, back and force, in order to meet the
representatives of the Intelligence Ministry. Likewise they are aware
of travels of a number of these agents to Europe and America in recent
months and also know about the expenses paid by Iran’s secret service.
In some cases even amount of weekly or monthly wage and method of
payment is known to the police."
In addition, police and intelligence organizations have been informed
that mullahs’ Intelligence Ministry has given instructions to such
agents as to the framework in which they should respond to calls from
the police and other legal agencies and how to defend themselves under
the pretext of "democratic rights".
… Police is aware of Karim Haghi’s relations with the Intelligence
Ministry since 1994 as well as his trips to Cyprus and Malaysia and
meetings with representatives of mullahs’ Intelligence Ministry. And
they know that he facilitated sending Bahador Khorrami to Iran.
(Bahador is an 11-year-old child who was tricked away from his legal
guardian in Canada, by a gang from the Intelligence Ministry, and
transferred to The Netherlands where he was kept illegally for some
time and then kidnapped by this criminal gang and taken to Iran in
- According to security police in The Netherlands, Ministry of
Intelligence, using Karim Haghi, has tried to establish a network of
its agents. Police has numerous photographs of Karin Haghi with
official and recognized elements of the Ministry. Distribution of the
publication called Peyvand, fully paid for by Ministry of Intelligence,
also relates to this matter.
According to police’s information, the Ministry of Intelligence is
paying those involved in this publication, whose names the police has
in a list.
Haghi has used an Iranian passport with the first name of Mahmood, with
German visa, for his travels. The Ministry of Intelligence in many
instances uses Karim Haghi’s wife (Roya Roodsaz) for contacting him.
Haghi, also, sends his wife to Tehran to deliver "sensitive reports"
and to take "special instruction" from his contacts. One of his
contacts in the Ministry is a torturer called Naseri. He is one of the
two who, after the arrest of Hamid Khorsand were commissioned to
arrange his freedom in whatever way possible.
Police is aware that Shams Haeri, through a close relative in Iran, is
in touch with the Ministry of Intelligence. He was sent to Singapore to
visit a representative of the Ministry and is considered one of the
active members of the network.
- Police is also aware of a trip by Haj Esmaili to Singapore in order
to visit the representatives of the ministry as well as the dollars he
received from them. Record of ignominious cooperation of Haj Esmaili
with torturers of the mullahs’ intelligence and embassies in England
and The Netherlands has been widely revealed, such that other agents of
the mullah’s intelligence abroad are trying to cover it up. Haj Esmaili
is the same agent that before printing, in Mojahed publication, of a
letter with his own handwriting and signature in which he had
explicitly acknowledged that, he only had studied up to second grade in
high school, the mullahs’ Intelligence Ministry was trying to use him
as a well established opponent of the regime with the title "Mr
Engineer Abed Haj Esmaili, one of ex-leaders of the Mojahedin". Haj
Esmaili, in several instances, has received thousands-dollar wages from
the Intelligence Ministry. He went to The Netherlands some time ago and
resided in Karim Haghi’s home. Simultaneously, Hassan Alijani also went
to The Netherlands from the US and they held joint meetings with other
agents and representatives of the Intelligence Ministry.
- In Germany too, the security police approached Ali Akbar (Bahman)
Rastgoo, Mehdi Khoshhal and Nadereh Afshari, and told them of their
knowledge of the details of their relations with the Ministry of
Intelligence. For instance they had a question and answer session with
Rastgoo about the funds he receives from the ministry for his
cooperation with Peyvand publication.
- For preserving, protecting, and boosting the moral of its exposed
agents who are in fierce fright and nervousness, the Intelligence
Ministry has outlined the following instructions:
- Promote your relations with each other and exchange your
experiences in dealing with police and the type of questions they ask.
So that when the police approached anyone, he/she would be able to
- Spread everywhere that this is a plot by the Mojahedin and their words trying to halt your activities.
- Spread everywhere that this move by the police is an international plot in order to close our mouths.
- Tell Nourizadeh, Bani-Sadr and Khanbaba Tehrani and others who have supported you in the past. They will help you.
It is interesting that each and every one of these agents are trying to
repudiate police documents and deny their relations with mullahs’
Those who are actively engaged in the mullahs’ dirty campaign against
the Mojahedin abroad are from several origins. The common denomination
for all of them is that they are now working for the mullahs’