Mahdiyeh Madadzadeh was 29 when joined the Resistance movement in Asrhaf, Iraq.
She had received her Bachelors of Science in Computer Software in Iran. But she was very dissatisfied with the situation in her country and with the ruling regime.
She found the answer to these problems in joining the Resistance movement that was based in Ashraf.
After getting through great difficulties, she overcame all the obstacles and joined the movement along with her sisters and brothers.
Mahdiyeh Madadzadeh was one of the 36 members of the PMOI/MEK who laid down their lives during an unequal confrontation in Ashraf, on April 8, 2011.
Mahdiyeh was 32 when she died after being directly shot by a sniper. Her brother, Akbar, was also killed when an Iraqi armored vehicle ran over him.
On April 8, 2011, the PMOI freedom fighters stood up to a column of ten armored, infantry, mechanized brigades and battalions of the Iraqi forces affiliated with Tehran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei. They attacked Ashraf City at the behest of the Iranian regime to massacre all of its defenseless residents, destroy the city and annihilate the opposition.
The freedom fighters were empty handed without any shields. Snipers targeted them in the head and chest. Armored vehicles ran over at least 22 people. Iraqi forces shelled the residential units. They did not even allow the wounded to be taken to hospital.
The shooting of heavy armored vehicles and snipers continued incessantly for six hours. The plan was to massacre all the residents of Ashraf.
180 people were shot directly. A number of hostages died in captivity. Some 300 people were wounded.
But Ashraf residents stood firm and prevented the enemy from taking over the city which was the beating heart of the Iranian people’s Resistance movement.