Iranian regime confiscates properties of political prisoner’s family

Hassan Sadeghi - Fatemeh Mosanna
Hassan Sadeghi and Fatemeh Mosanna detained in Raja'i Shahr and Evin prisons, respectively.

Iranian regime’s agencies has confiscated the house belonging to political prisoners Hassan Sadeghi and his imprisoned wife Fatemeh Mosanna detained in Raja’i Shahr and Evin prisons, respectively.

They have received notice that their family home and only remaining property will be confiscated by the Iranian government.

Earlier, the same agency seized the business belonging to the couple.

Iman Sadeghi, the couple’s son, said, “In addition to our house in Kashan, the authorities have confiscated our shop in Tehran. We have no other source of income. Now they are putting their hand on our house where we live in Tehran and if they take that away from us, we will have to live on the street because we have nowhere else to go.”

“Since getting the confiscation notice we’ve all been more stressed out and my mind is preoccupied with what to do for my sister and grandmother (who are also living in this house,” he added.

Iman Sadeghi added that his parents suffer from various illnesses and need to receive medical care, but judicial authorities do not cooperate and do not allow his parents to go to hospital while he has already made the arrangement at his own expense.

Fatemeh Mosanna and Hassan Sadeghi were supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) before they get married and were both imprisoned in the 1980s.

Hassan Sadeghi was only 15 when he was arrested and imprisoned for six years. Fatemeh Mosanna, 13, and her mother, Ferdows Maboubi, were arrested and imprisoned for two and four years.

Three brothers of Fatemeh Mosanna called Ali, Mostafa and Morteza, as well as her sister-in-law were sentenced to death and executed shortly after. Ali Mosanna was executed while his wife and two daughters aged 4 and 6 were in prison.

Three decades later, Hassan Sadeghi and his wife Fatemeh Mosanna have been serving 15-year prison sentences after being arrested in January 2013 for allegedly organizing a mourning ceremony for Hassan Sadeghi’s father Gholamhossein Sadeghi, who had died at Camp Liberty, Iraq, where the PMOI members resided.

The government has confiscated all of the couple’s properties, including what Hassan Sadeghi had inherited from his father.
Iranian law allows the state to confiscate properties under certain conditions, leaving citizens with no means of legal recourse.