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Iranian Resistance calls for immediate release of members of Dibaj family

Iranian Resistance calls for immediate release of members of Dibaj familyNCRI – According to information received, on September 26 Mrs. Fereshteh Dibaj, daughter of Rev. Mehdi Dibaj who was brutally murdered by agents of the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) in 1994, was arrested in the city of Mashhad. Mrs. Dibaj, 28, along with her husband Reza Montazami, 35, MOIS agents at 7 am and transferred to an unknown location.

In 1994, Rev. Dibaj, Bishop Haik Hovsepian Mehr and Bishop Tateos Michaelian were brutally murdered by MOIS agents. Some time before the criminal murders, the mullahs’ regime was forced under international pressure to release Rev. Dibaj after he spent nine years in prison.

The regime immediately blamed the killings of the Christian leaders on People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran. Four years later, however, in the course of factional feuding in 1998, the regime’s officials admitted that the priests’ murders were carried out by the MOIS.

The Iranian Resistance calls on all human rights organizations to condemn the arrest of members of Rev. Dibaj’s family and take urgent action to secure their freedom.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 4, 2006