Iran’s Officials Confiscate House and Property of Political Prisoners
The Iranian authorities have confiscated the homes of two political prisoners, and have made their children homeless by confiscating their homes.
The Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order confiscated the home of husband and wife political prisoners Fatemeh Mosanna and Hassan Sadeghi, who have been in prison for four years.
This made the couple’s children and Mosanna’s 89-year-old mother homeless. All of their property has now been confiscated, including what Sadeghi inherited from his father.
This latest seizure comes just 14 months after the couple’s shop was confiscated, leaving the family with no source of income.
Their son, Iman Sadeghi, said at the time: “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.”
The Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order, also known as “Setad”, is under the direct control of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. It has seized the assets of political prisoners, religious minorities, and other groups since the mullahs stole power during the 1979 Revolution.
Sadeghi and Mosanna were given 15-year prison sentences in 2015 for organizing and attending a memorial service for Sadeghi’s father Gholamhossein in January 2013. They were arrested at the ceremony because their father was a member of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), an opposition group.