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Iran-Iraq: ICRC urges Iraq, MNF-I to ensure protection of abducted PMOI members

ImageGeneva, September 1– In a letter to relatives of two PMOI members abducted in Iraq, the International Committee of the Red Cross said that it had “made interventions to the relevant authorities of the Iraqi government and of the Multi-national Force – Iraq (MNF-I)”.

The ICRC said the authorities “have been asked to provide any information they possess on the whereabouts of these two persons and were requested to investigate such cases and ensure the protection of the two concerned persons”.

Two PMOI members in Iraq, Mr. Hossein Pouyan and Mr. Mohammad-Ali Zahedi, were abducted in Baghdad on August 4.

The ICRC added, “The authorities were further reminded that in the event that  these persons are being held by the authorities and are being considered for repatriation to Iran, the principle of non-refoulement must be respected”.