The Iranian Resistance Condemns Visit of Minister of Intelliegence, Alavi, to Berlin

The NCRI alleges that Alavi, the head of the secret service of Iran, “has had the most important role in the brutal suppression of dissent for more than three decades. Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz) has stressed in numerous reports that the mission of the Intelligence Ministry (MOIS) is the suppression of opposition inside and outside Iran and their main focus is espionage and following the People’s Mojahedin and the National Coucil of Resistance of Iran.”

The Ministry of Intelligence stands accused of being complicit in the massacre of 30 thousand political prisoners in the summer of 1988, the serial murders of intellectuals (mainly between 1998 and 2000) and in more than 350 terrorist acts abroad, including Mykonos restaurant assassinations in Berlin (1992), by the NCRI.

On charges of spying for Iranian Ministry of Intelligence against PMOI, last July, an Iranian citizen was sentenced to two years and four months prison in a Berlin court. The officer in charge of this agent is a senior employee of the under the guidance of Alavi. 

The NCRI declared that, “Alavi himself has been on the list of sanctions in the US and Europe for his role in prosecution of the opponents and their execution in Iran. Therefore, in accordance with German law and international law, the Iranian Resistance demands the detention of this criminal and bringing him in front of justice. The NCRI representative in a statement on June 2, 2016 during the prosecution of the said spy, called for an arrest warrant for Alavi.”

Further, The Iranian Resistance has condemned any exchange of information between German departments with the Iranian regime’s secret service. They consider it a violation of the basic rights of the opposition members who live in exile in Germany.

In May 2000, Mahmoud Alavi’s predecessor, Ali Younesi, said at a press conference in Tehran that “continued cooperation with the German security authorities existed and ‘comprehensive information’ about the PMOI has been given to them.”

At the outset of the World Cup games in Germany, in April 2006, the Iranian media reported that the Iranian Deputy Minister of Interior signed an agreement with German security departments which committed Germany to curbing the activities of the exiled Iranian opposition there. The German authorities did not deny this news. 

Former vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Germany, Professor Winfried Hassemer, in a 122-page legal opinion, denounced the influence of foreign policy interests and relations between Germany and Iran on security assessments about PMOI and the Iranian Resistance.