Families Complaint Against Albania (letters to United Nations)

Families Complaint Against Albania (letters to United Nations)

Anne Khodabandeh: MEK and Albanian PM ,Nejat Society, March 30 2021:… Ahmad Paydar was captured in 1984 on the Iranian Defense Front against the invasion of Iraq. Until 1988, he was in various prisoner-of-war camps in Iraq and communicated with his family through letters during his captivity. Until in August of the same year, we learned through the International Committee of the Red Cross that he had left the POW camp and joined the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK or MKO) and had gone to Camp Ashraf, the headquarters of the MEK in Iraq. Families Complaint Against Albania 

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Families Complaint Against Albania (letters to United Nations)

1- Family file complaint against Albanian Gov.

Ahmad Paydar’s family complains to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances against the Albanian government

United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland

I am (Saeid Paydar) brother of Ahmad Paydar . I have not seen my brother for almost 37 years and now I want to file my complaint against the Albanian government under the UN International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, of which the Albanian government is a signatory.
Ahmad Paydar was captured in 1984 on the Iranian Defense Front against the invasion of Iraq. Until 1988, he was in various prisoner-of-war camps in Iraq and communicated with his family through letters during his captivity. Until in August of the same year, we learned through the International Committee of the Red Cross that he had left the POW camp and joined the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK or MKO) and had gone to Camp Ashraf, the headquarters of the MEK in Iraq.

MEK Hostage Families Complaint Against Albania

Saeid Payedar Ahmad’s Brother

Once in 2003, my other brother managed to meet him at Camp Ashraf in Iraq

I do not know anything about him from that date until today, and I am not even sure whether he was transferred to Albania after the transfer of MEK members.

I wrote many letters to the Prime Minister and other Albanian officials, as well as European officials, asking for information about our brother situation and wellbeing. We also signed a petition with other families addressed  the Albanian government and asked to contact our relatives in the MEK camp in Albania. This petition had more than 11,000 signatures. Unfortunately, there was no reaction from the Albanian government.

It should be noted that the Albanian government does not issue visas to Iranian citizens at the request of the MEK, and therefore we are not able to travel to Albania and pursue the matter through the judicial authorities of this country.

I request the relevant international body to address this issue. I want to get into this issue and find our brother Ahmad Paydar, who has been forcibly away from me for nearly four decades, to enable him to communicate with his only brother.

Saeid Paydar
Iran – Yazd

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2- Why the Albanian gov. has left all our letters unanswered?!

Complaint letter of Ali Asghar Rasekhi, brother of Ali Rasekhi, from the Albanian government

Mr. Ali Asghar Rasekhi sent a complaint to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances:

United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances,
I respectfully inform you that we have been unaware of my brother Ali Rasekhi, who is a member of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO), for 40 years. I only met him once in 2004 at Camp Ashraf in Iraq. But then once in 2015, I went to a camp near Baghdad airport, which was guarded by American forces, but the officials of the organization did not allow me to visit and talk to my brother.

MEK Hostage Families Complaint Against Albania

Ali Rasekhi in his youth

I have been informed that the MEK has been transferred to a camp in Albania. Unfortunately, there is no possibility for families to contact this camp, and the Albanian government has left all our letters unanswered and does not grant Iranians visas to travel to that country and pursue the matter.

I ask that international organization to investigate our complaint and provide a means for us to contact Ali Rasekhi and find out about his condition.

Thanks
Ali Asghar Rasekhi
Iran – Qom

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3- Razavizade family complains to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances

Seyed Hossein Razavizadeh Bahabadi’s family complains to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances against the Albanian government

United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland

We are the sister (Robabeh) and brother (Seyed Abbas) of Seyed Hossein Razavizadeh Bahabadi. We have not seen our brother for almost 37 years and now we want to file our complaint against the Albanian government under the UN International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, of which the Albanian government is a signatory.

MEK Hostage Families Complaint Against Albania

Robab Razavizade

Seyyed Hossein Razavizadeh Bahabadi was captured in 1982 on the Iranian Defense Front against the invasion of Iraq. Until 1988, he was in various prisoner-of-war camps in Iraq and communicated with his family through letters during his captivity. Until in August of the same year, we learned through the International Committee of the Red Cross that he had left the POW camp and joined the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK or MKO) and had gone to Camp Ashraf, the headquarters of the MEK in Iraq.

Once in 2003, our father managed to meet him at Camp Ashraf in Iraq. We do not know anything about him from that date until today, and we are not even sure whether he was transferred to Albania after the transfer of MEK members.

MEK Hostage Families Complaint Against Albania

Seyed Hossein Razavizadeh Bahabadi

We wrote many letters to the Prime Minister and other Albanian officials, as well as European officials, asking for information from our brother. We also signed a petition with other families addressed to the Albanian government and asked to contact our relatives in the MEK camp in Albania. This petition had more than 11,000 signatures. Unfortunately, there was no reaction from the Albanian government.

MEK Hostage Families Complaint Against Albania

Abbas and Robab Razavizade

It should be noted that the Albanian government does not issue visas to Iranian citizens at the request of the MEK, and therefore we are not able to travel to Albania and pursue the matter through the judicial authorities of this country.

We request the relevant international body to address this issue. We want to get into this issue and find our brother Seyed Hossein Razavizadeh Bahabadi, who has been forcibly away from us for nearly four decades, to enable him to communicate with his only sister and brother.

Robabeh and Seyed Abbas, sister and brother of Seyed Hossein Razavizadeh Bahabadi

Iran – Yazd

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Devil Lives In Tirana . Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK or Rajavi Cult)

Devil Lives In Tirana . Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK or Rajavi Cult)Martin Franke, Frankfurter Allgemeine, June 10 2020:… In the camp of Albania, women and men live separately. In the evening, a small group meets with a commander for “ideological training” and for confessing sexual thoughts that members had during the day, said a former member of this group. The confession is used to create shame on members. Sometimes the commander would say: “How do you want to achieve freedom for the Iranian people if you have an erection every day?” Communication with relatives is prohibited, as is possession of a cell phone. However, they are not isolated from the outside world: dozens of trolls spread propaganda online every day. Devil Lives In Tirana . Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK or Rajavi Cult) 

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Devil Lives In Tirana . Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK or Rajavi Cult)

Frankfurter Allgemeine: The Devil Must Live In Tirana 

BY MARTIN FRANKE

Terrorists or democrats? Albania is home to 2500 Iranian People’s Mujahedin. Their goal is to overthrow the Iranian regime. They also maintain good contacts in the German Bundestag.

Devil Lives In Tirana . Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK or Rajavi Cult)

“In the camp of Albania, women and men live separately. In the evening, a small group meets with a commander for “ideological training” and for confessing sexual thoughts that members had during the day, said a former member of this group. The confession is used to create shame on members. Sometimes the commander would say: “How do you want to achieve freedom for the Iranian people if you have an erection every day?” Communication with relatives is prohibited, as is possession of a cell phone. However, they are not isolated from the outside world: dozens of trolls spread propaganda online every day.”

In Tehran, the ayatollahs lead the Iranian people with a hard hand, imprison opponents, execute the convicted and impose dress codes on women and men. They have been in power for more than 40 years. Since then, exiled Iranians have been planning to overthrow the government in Tehran. There are several Iranian groups living abroad. The largest are the so-called People’s Mujahideen, of which 2500 members are said to live in a camp in Albania. According to their own statements, they want to form a democratic state from the Islamic Republic. They receive support for such a “regime change” from top American politicians, also from German members of the Bundestag, such as CDU politician Martin Patzelt.

In Brussels and Berlin, the Volksmujahedin – also called modschahedin-e khalq and MEK – do intensive lobbying. Members of this resistance group are standing in front of the government buildings and approaching MPs and lobbying with them with purposes. In this way, Patzelt became aware of the organization – and is now a member of the board of the “German Solidarity Committee for a Free Iran”, which represents the interests of the People’s Mujahideen in Germany.

The MEK is mentioned in the substantive work in the Bundestag. As a member of the Human Rights Committee, Patzelt thematized the People’s Mujahideen. Other well-known German politicians also support the association based in Berlin-Wilmersdorf as chairperson and advisory board: the former Bundestag president Rita Süssmuth and Otto Bernhardt, board member of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. They write guest articles for German newspapers in which they draw attention to the situation of exiled Iranians in Albania, hold conferences and visit Iranians in Albania. In an interview with the FAZ, Patzelt says that he is “in line” with the People’s Mujahideen.

It is a strange connection: The MEK are based on a mixture of Islam and Communism. Separated members, all of whom are rejected and labelled as agents of Iran, these members reported that torture and harassing members are common in the organization. The Guardian recently spoke to about a dozen separated members and reported that members were brainwashed. There is a cult-like ideology and culture atmosphere in this organization, and the leader of this organization Maryam Rajavi and her probably long dead husband Massoud Rajavi leads this cult-like ideology from Paris. Of course, Maryam Rajavi pretends that Massoud Rajavi is alive. She considers herself as the exiled president of Iran.

In the camp of Albania, women and men live separately. In the evening, a small group meets with a commander for “ideological training” and for confessing sexual thoughts that members had during the day, said a former member of this group. The confession is used to create shame on members. Sometimes the commander would say: “How do you want to achieve freedom for the Iranian people if you have an erection every day?” Communication with relatives is prohibited, as is possession of a cell phone. However, they are not isolated from the outside world: dozens of trolls spread propaganda online every day. Patzelt, a member of the Bundestag, cannot understand the accusation that the MEK is a sect. He sees their living together more like a monastic community, that they dedicate themselves to the fight with Iran and they accepted a hard living with obeying the regulations.

The history of the People’s Mujahedin is complex: the movement originated in the 1960s. They were instrumental in the fall of the Shah in 1979, but lost political supremacy within Iran. In the years that followed, they went underground, bombing Ali Khamenei among others. Between 1979 and 1981, hundreds of members were killed and thousands put in prisons. Thereupon the People’s Mujahideen fled to Iraq and fought side by side with Saddam Hussein in the war against his own compatriots. The Iraqi dictator equipped the Iranian fighters with weapons that they only had to surrender in 2003 with the invasion of the United States armed forces in Iraq.

Albania has been home to the People’s Mujahedeen since 2013 after being attacked several times in Iraq and no longer safe there. With the help of the United Nations, the United States and Saudi Arabia, the People’s Mujahedin were flown to the Muslim country in the Western Balkans until 2016. Nothing official is known about the contractual details. Albania is said to have entered into the deal under Washington’s mediation pressure and has received aid in the millions. Previously, Romania was also requested, which rejected the request. Observers in Albania are certain that the political officials have been greased for accommodating themselves. Corruption is common; Albania ranks 106th out of 180 on the corruption perception index.

A serious problem for many Albanians

Martin Patzelt, on the other hand, emphasizes that the reason for the admission is the hospitality of the Albanians. Together with Rita Süssmuth, the CDU politician visited the MEK camp in Albania in 2018. There Patzelt called “to put an end to the religious dictatorship in Iran”. The People’s Mujahideen live in Manza, about thirty kilometers from Tirana. * Inside there is said to be an infirmary, a wood workshop and a computer room.

An Albanian investigative journalist, who does not want to be named, says: “Nobody in his country accepts a group of people who can commit terrorist attacks. You never know when they will be activated.” He says that the possibility of getting weapons is not too difficult for MEK, especially in Albania.

There is hardly anyone under 50 among the People’s Mujahideen. Iran’s foreign intelligence agency is still targeting her. In America and Europe they were on the terror list for years. Among the members of the MEK, it is said in Albania, are mainly academics and well-trained engineers and doctors who joined the fighting units of the Iranian resistance decades ago. Their military clout is likely to be manageable. From a political perspective, the group enjoys little support in Iran. Some observers even say that the People’s Mujahideen are “highly hated” in their homeland. Even Patzelt, a member of the Bundestag, considers the chance of one day toppling the Islamic Republic’s political system to be slim.

For many Albanians, the Iranians are a serious and permanent problem in their country. The presence of the MEK has been causing diplomatic disputes with Tehran for a long time. The Iranian ambassador had to leave the country in December 2018. The Albanian Foreign Minister cited “damage to national security” as the reason. In mid-January 2020, the Balkan state expelled two other diplomats from the country. They are accused of having planned attacks on the MEK and being connected to the killed Iranian General Soleimani. Soleimani led the Quds brigades operating abroad. The US Department of Defense welcomed the expulsion and warned at the same time: “The Iranian regime continues to use diplomatic institutions in Europe and elsewhere as protection,

The killing of Soleimani had rated the government in Tirana positively. Albania is a NATO member and is firmly on Washington’s side. There is a George Bush Street in Tirana to testify to the deep friendship. Iran’s spiritual leader Ali Khamenei, on the other hand, recently spoke of a “very small but devilish state in Europe where Americans shared common ground with Iranian traitors”. The People’s Mujahideen are terrorists for the leadership in Tehran. The situation is different for the White House: Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and his former security advisor John Bolton have spoken several times at group events. Giuliani told The Daily Beast earlier this year, “I am one of those who are convinced that there must be regime change in Iran. “For the People’s Mujahedeen, Trump’s election as president was a godsend. However, the prospect of moving to Tehran has not become more realistic since then.

* Correction: Camp Ashraf 3 in Manza is not on a former university campus, as previously reported by mistake. Until 2017, the People’s Mujahideen lived on the former university campus near Tirana.

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