Mr. Khodabandeh, in a meeting with his
daughter (Homa Khodabandeh), talked about how he was arrested in Syria:
"The Mojahedin had been informed of my detention by
Jamil Bassam, who had come with me to Syria for the fist time. While Jamil
could have escaped, the Mojahedin told him that I was carrying a package
(money) and that he should return and try to get it from me. They had
ordered him to pretend that this money belongs to a French merchant (this is
a cover the Mojahedin use for transferring money). But Jamil was also
arrested when he returned."
Then Khodabandeh revealed that during ten years, he could see his daughter
only once and that MKO officials in Sweden banned him from meeting his wife
Elsewhere he cited the words of his daughter and the sudden request of the
Mojahedin to his daughter to come to London, a daughter who had been
deprived of meeting her father for years.
Film of Khodabandeh's meeting with his daughter (June 2004) can be found