Iranian regime intelligence agent arrested in Germany for spying on PMOI
Call on EU to expose the spies and their activities against Resistance and to expel them
On Wednesday, October 28, Germany’s federal prosecutors announced that on October 23 they had arrested a 31-year-old man, Maysam P., on the charge of being an agent of the Iranian regime’s Intelligence Ministry (MOIS) and for his spying on the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). According to this report, five other homes were searched by German federal prosecutors on the similar charge of spying against the PMOI.
According to the federal prosecutors, the arrested spy was being paid by the MOIS for his spying activities.
The arrested hireling Maysam Panahi and his accomplices were expelled by the PMOI from Camp Liberty 3.5 years ago in April 2012. They subsequently went to Mohajer Hotel in Baghdad, which is under the control of the Iranian regime’s MOIS and terrorist Quds Force.
The Security and Anti-terrorism Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) announced on February 26, 2014 in detail that Mohajer Hotel is a center for the regime’s MOIS and Qud Force run by a Quds Force Brigadier General by the pseudonym of Sajjad. This statement said:
“Once the individual earns their trust, he is transferred to Europe or other countries or taken to Iran depending on the mission they want to give him. Presently, the priority for the regime is to send these hirelings to Europe… Some of the hirelings that are candidates for special missions in Europe are first covertly transferred to Iran and once they receive their special ‘briefings and training’ they are returned back to Iraq and from there they are dispatched to Turkey and ultimately to Europe.”
The Iranian Resistance calls on the government of Germany and pertinent authorities there to expose all MOIS spies and their activities against the PMOI and the Iranian Resistance. The Iranian Resistance considers this a necessary step to prevent the continuation of these criminal acts. In particular the collection of intelligence and spying by the Iranian regime paves the way for terrorism.
The Iranian Resistance has time and again warned about the presence of MOIS spies in European countries and the threat they pose to the security of Iranian refugees. It urges Germany and other EU states to implement the April 1997 resolution of the EU Council to try, punish and expel the MOIS agents of the religious fascism ruling Iran.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 28, 2015