'MKO took advantage of
his artistic position'
The following is a
statement made by Mohammed Taghadossi, opera singer
Free Iranians, Dear Compatriots,
As you know, I, Mohammed Taghadossi, an opera singer in Germany, as a
Iranian artist, have always tried to pay my dues to Iran and the Iranian
people and to accomplish my duties, along with humanitarian purposes.
Unfortunately, for a while I was affected by the Mujahedin-e Khalq's
propaganda and maybe this artistic relationship of mine with this group has
annoyed a some of my dear compatriots.
Since I have always been questioned by others about the contact I had with
this group, I announce that I cut my relations with this group more than 4
years ago, even though they exerted pressure on me; but as you know, art and
artists have always been taken advantage of. Now, a long time after I have
left this group, I see that they have taken advantage of my artistic
position and they are trying to use my name for their own benefit in their
radio and TV programs.
I state here that I love my country Iran and I love only my nation and my
compatriots and I donít have any dependence on or relationship with any
I do apologize to dear Iranians and all artists for being far from them and
I stress again that if the Mojahedin-e Khalq organization is going to use my
name and my artistic programs, I know it as my right to take legal measures
Since the MKO is not in accordance with democratic standards and it even
employs terrorist-like behavior toward its own members who want to leave
this group, and since its group benefits are more important to it than
national interests, I say that taking advantage of my artistic position is
inhumane and anti-democratic.
May God bless Iran, the land of Cyrus, and its people.
Mohammed Taghadossi, Germany
29 May 2003