Conviction of MOIS agent in Germany Calls for Greater Vigilance

Prosecution, sentencing and expulsion is necessary to ensure the safety of the regime’s opponents and members and supporters of the Iranian Resistance.  More than ever, it’s time that the officials of the regime responsible for running these networks in its various embassies to be prosecuted, sentenced and deported. 

Meysam Panahi worked as a spy for at least three years and received payments on approximately 30 occasions from a senior MOIS officer called Sajjad totaling 28,600 Euros, according to the evidence brought forth at his trial. He also recruited members for the MOIS’s spy ring. He admitted to providing information to Sajjad about Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty in Iraq, where thousands of PMOI members have been residing.

Additional witness testimony and evidence, corroborated by reports from the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, probed that the Intelligence Ministry created secret networks in Germany, for the purpose of spying on, and spreading misinformation, to discredit the Iranian Resistance. The main target of these activities have been the PMOI and NCRI.  

These recruits exploited their refugee status to guarantee their residency in Germany, and worked for the MOIS in European countries in exchange for receiving money. They traveled to Iran with the support of the regime’s embassies to receive training and briefings. Their salaries came as cash payments or via the Western Union money transfer systems. According to court documents, despite holding the status of a refugee, Meysam Panahi secretly travelled to Iran to receive espionage training.

Panahi has admitted to providing the MOIS with information in particular about the constructions and the residents of Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty. Both camps have endured at least eight military and rocket attacks, leaving 141 killed and more than 1400 injured.  Those who have cooperated by sharing this intelligence are party to these crimes.