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Abbas Davari


Abbas Davari

NameAbbas Davari
Nick nameRahman, Gholizadeh, Abbasali, Davood
Father’s nameHasan
Mother’s nameKobra
Date of Birth1953
Place of BirthTabriz
EducationStudent of Chemical Engineering at Tehran University
BrothersMohammad Ali, Abolfazl
SistersMilan, Fatemeh Soltan, Mansoureh
SpouseRaziyeh Kermanshahi(Leila)


Abbas Davari was born in 1953 in Tabriz under pseudonym name of “Rahman” and started working in the same city from the age of 12 as a worker. He entered the institute of Railways in Tehran in 1967 that after passing 2 years of technical course in railway, recruited in the railway. It was in this time that he contacted some members of the organization that he became familiar with views and ideology of the MKO and became keenly interested to them.

Membership in the Organization

The result was that Davari in the year 1968 became a member of the organization and quickly passed the stages of organizational promotions. In 1969 he was hired in the Railway and worked as a locomotive driver and railway technician. During this time, he was under responsibility of Ali Mihandoost and also, he was in contact with Mohammad Hanifnezhad. Following the incident of 1971, Abbas Davari was arrested by the SAVAK in September 2, 1971 and sentenced to five years in prison. He was in cell with Saeed Mohsen in prison and tried with him in a military court. Davari, immediately after his release from prison in 1977, began to organize the MKO.

His Role and Responsibility in the Organization

At that point, his role in rebuilding the organization and transferring experiences and ideological achievements within the prison to outside members was important and crucial. With the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Davari became an important member of the MKO and became the organization’s candidate in the first parliamentary elections from Tehran. Davari was one of the influential members of the organization on the decision to enter the military phase. Abbas Davari was one of the closest people to Massoud Rajavi. He had long been a connector between organization and Iraq intelligence service (Estekhbarat), that revealing his film of meetings with intelligence authorities which in those meetings, money and information were exchanged, was a major scandal for the organization. Davari also was the responsible for he tortures and persecution of those who wanted to leave the organization. He was one of the responsible and organizers of political meetings between members of the organization in 1994 and in these meetings, he brainwashed the members of the organization by deceive and deception. In addition, Davari has been one of the organizers of the medieval doctrine of the “weekly ablution” in which forces and members are forced to confess to the most secret and most private internal beliefs. He was also responsible for delivering the separated members to Abu Ghoraib prison during Saddam Baathist regime. Abbas Davari is now known as the head of the labor commission of National Council of Resistance of Iran. [1]

The Role of Abbas Davari in the Killing of Iranian Pilgrims in Mecca

Iranian pilgrims who traveled to Saudi Arabia in 1987 to perform Hajj rituals were severely suppressed by Saudi Arabia security forces during the rituals of Absolution from idolaters. This heinous crime, which led to the martyrdom of many pilgrims, including women and children, was carried out in advance by the MKO and with cooperation of Iraqi Baathist regime.

Evidence confirm that the Iraqi regime, which was engaged in war with Iran in the time of Hajj, was aware of the conspiracies of the MKO and the Saudis and was cooperating with the MKO to slaughter the pilgrims in the Hajj rituals. In a part of the revealed negotiations of one of the old members of the MKO central, Abbas Davari, who was the head of the MKO Hajj caravan in 1987, met with Iraqi security officers on the issue of the presence of the MKO in the Hajj and the cooperation of Baathist with them and mentioned:

Abbbas Davari: we wanted to be able to go to the Hajj within the Iraqi delegation and it wouldn’t be detectable that we are MKO and not Iraqis and the same day that Iranians entered we joined them; of course you know that Iranians come to the Hajj as caravans; we want to infiltrate our forces and they communicate.

Iraqi security officer: how we can get visas for you? Where do your forces want to communicate?

Abbas Davari: In Jeddah, where all the pilgrims first get off there and now there are a few people who are in mind that are not in Iraq now.

 Iraqi security officer: we can issue Iraqi passports for them and send them with our Hajj caravans. They send the passport for each person and will get passports back in due time; we have no other way.

Abbas Davari: because of the sensitivity of this issue, it is better to return them to another country and from there, they come to Iraq.

Iraqi security officer: because the passports will go with one of our caravans, they cannot come back with another caravan. Because Saudi Arabia has a list of every caravan and your person can get out of the delegation as soon as they get there and do his job and no one will recognize him, and at the end he will come to the person designated by us and get his passport and will return.

Abbas Davari: MKO members want to be inside Iranian caravans and be with them day and night and it wouldn’t be detectable if they are coming from another caravan. [2]

Ezzatullah Sahabi, a member of the Azadi movement, also wrote in his memoire about the “Bloody Friday” incident:

The narrations reported that a member of the MKO, Mr. Abbas Davari, with the Hajj costume was among the demonstrators and while they were on a bridge known as “the Attack” shot a bullet toward the police. The Saudi police, who were fully prepared, attacked and shot, the crowed went back and a large crowd who most of them were women, were crushed under the foots and killed.[3]

[1] Safaoldin Tabraeian, Khabgardha: the connection of MKO leaders with intelligent and security services of Iraq, Tehran: Center of Islamic Revolution Documents, PP701-702.

[2] Engineering operations, Examine the record of the MEK terrorist military special section 1979-1983, P166, Footnote 1

[3] Ezzatollah Sahabi, Nim Gharn Khatere va Tajrobeh, V2, Tehran: Khavaran Publication, P183, hamsarha

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