Is MEK Being Dismantled ?

Is MEK Being Dismantled ?

Is MEK Being Dismantled . Khalil AnsarianGjergji Thanasi, Ashraf News, Tirana, Albania, January 24 2021:… In fact, for about 30 years Mr Ansarian became a slave of the MEK organization, serving as a nurse and even as a dentist at Camp Ashraf. He was also part of the MEK’s foreign relations bureau, as he was a “native speaker” of the Arabic language (classical and contemporary Arabic). In another post we will introduce the reader to some interesting facts about the MEK’s relationship with Saddam Hussein’s regime and the people of Iraq in those years! The same as Mr Mansour Barahoui, Mr Ansarian was also asked by MEK commanders to spy on their Iranian and Albanian comrades. Is MEK Being Dismantled ? 

Heshmat Alavi MEKMEK declared ‘We asked him to take a stance against the agents of the regime (his family who have been trying to contact him), he hasn’t said anything therefore we have cut his allowance

Is MEK Being Dismantled ?

By Gjergji Thanasi (Translated by Iran Interlink)

January 24, 2021

The Rajavi cult based in Camp Ashraf 3 in Manez is experiencing a crisis situation, which could possibly lead to the dissolution of this former terrorist organization. Mass infection with Covid-19 among cult members is causing relentless casualties, greatly undermining the morale of the members.

MEK members are increasingly coming to realise the dog’s life they live in Camp Ashraf. They are being punished by their commanders for very banal reasons such as, communicating via the “Telegram” app with their Iranian friends who no longer believe in Maryam Rajavi’s tales of a quick victory and that “regime change” in Tehran is very close.

The members of this cult, who are being ordered by Maryam Rajavi and her “henchmen”, to become spies and “denouncers” of their friends, or even of their Albanian friends, or else they will be cut off from the cult, prefer to preserve their honour and dignity rather than spy on their Iranian and Albanian friends and comrades.

By the direct order of Maryam Rajavi, two of them had payments of 30,000 Lek per month cut off and were thrown into the street.

Mr Mansour Barahoui, having been a soldier in the ranks of the ‘Artesh’ – the regular Iranian army – was captured as a POW and taken by MEK soldiers who fought alongside the troops of Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq, against their Homeland Iran. Mansour, from the day he was taken prisoner until 5-6 days ago, i.e. for almost 32 years, has been a member of the MEK. Suddenly, he was deprived of a monthly payment (alms) of 30,000 Lek, (240 Euros) by the MEK. He was not only deprived of this payment, but also ordered to leave the apartment immediately, where he lived in Tirana with another member of the MEK. In the midst of winter, in these rainy days, an almost 53-year-old was forced to sleep under the bridge on the banks of the Lana River. After almost 32 years in the ranks of the MEK, Mansour was left with only the clothes he was wearing!

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What was Mr Mansour’s crime for which he was being punished so severely by Maryam Rajavi? According to MEK commanders, Mansour had refused to make statements in front of cameras, in which he would curse and slander his friends and comrades who had already left the Rajavi Cult. Mansour had committed another sin: He refused to report (spy on) his Iranian comrades as well as Albanian acquaintances and friends. In the following, we will deal in more detail with this “hobby” of the Rajavi cult to carry out espionage activities in the territory of the Republic of Albania.

Readers should be informed that the payment of about 240 Euros per month does not come from the pockets of Maryam Rajavi, but it is money that the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), according to the agreement signed with the Government of the Republic of Albania, should pay to the individual Iranians who were transferred from Iraq to Albania.

So, Maryam Rajavi, after using these people as slaves for 30 years, or at least as serfs, now manages to steal the alms that the UNHCR has granted to these unfortunates. This is the real face of Maryam Rajavi! A petty thief, who even steals under the guise of “comrade” of the ideology, a thief, who steals 5 lek from her subordinates, with whom she would supposedly change the regime in Tehran and free the Iranian people from the yoke of the mullahs. An ordinary thief who has also removed from us a revolutionary and a saviour of the people of Iran. Shame and cowardice! For more information, readers can consult the photos and accompanying documents, which illustrate the case of Mr Barahoui.

Mr Khalil Ansarian is a 62-year-old man who at the age of 18, being a soldier in the ranks of the Iranian regular army (Artesh), was captured by the troops of dictator Saddam Hussein on the third day of the Iran-Iraq war (September 25, 1980). Mr Ansarian spent several years in the prisoner-of-war camps of Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist regime. Since he had completed medical high school in Isfahan and since Arabic was his mother tongue, Mr Ansarian served as a nurse in the POW camp. He became part of the MEK Organization after being promised that, if he joined this organization, he would have the right to go to Europe if he did not like the organization.

Is MEK Being Dismantled . Khalil Ansarian

In fact, for about 30 years Mr Ansarian became a slave of the MEK organization, serving as a nurse and even as a dentist at Camp Ashraf. He was also part of the MEK’s foreign relations bureau, as he was a “native speaker” of the Arabic language (classical and contemporary Arabic). In another post we will introduce the reader to some interesting facts about the MEK’s relationship with Saddam Hussein’s regime and the people of Iraq in those years!

The same as Mr Mansour Barahoui, Mr Ansarian was also asked by MEK commanders to spy on their Iranian and Albanian comrades. He was also asked to make public statements to camera, in which he should curse and slander his friends. Mr Ansarian, as a man of dignity, did not accept such a humiliating offer. The MEK responded by cutting the monthly payment of 30,000 Lek (approximately 240 Euros). Already Mr Ansarian lives with sweat on his forehead in Tirana. Of course life is not easy for him. Resuming your life after you turn 60 is a very special challenge, but still Mr Ansarian is optimistic about the future because he is a free man in Tirana. He is no longer one of the thousands of serfs of Maryam Rajavi, the head of the MEK Cult. After almost 30 years, Mr Ansarian, after leaving the ranks of the MEK (then located on the outskirts of Tirana), had the opportunity for the first time to talk on the phone with his elderly parents and 5 brothers and 6 sisters. During the time that Mr Ansarian was the slave of the couple Masoud and Maryam Rajavi, his brothers and sisters grew up, got married and now Khalil has 36 grandchildren in Iran. The Rajavi cult stole 30 years from Mr Ansarian, but he is optimistic and even happy that he is finally managing to live a new normal life after 30 years of nightmare in the ranks of the former terrorist organization MEK.

Does the Albanian SHISH have a duty to fight foreign intelligence networks in the territory of the Republic of Albania?!

In both the cases which we reported above, the Rajavi Cult asks its members, who live in Tirana, for informative reports on other Iranians as well as Albanians. This is a very serious fact. We emphasize that the agreement of the Albanian Government for the transfer of MEK members from Iraq to Albania does not provide that these persons, who enjoy the status of protected persons, have the right to organize espionage activities in Albania. As an Albanian patriot, my hair stands on end out of anger and shame that my Homeland has failed to take action when a former terrorist organization like the MEK sets up an espionage network that even collects information about Albanian citizens within the territory of the Republic of Albania, as if it were a godless land.

A Step Further Than Saddam Hussein!

It is a great shame that we Albanians pay taxes, among other things, so that SHISH protects us from such activities by foreigners, moreover, that we are dealing with members of a former foreign terrorist organization! SHISH (Albanian Intelligence Service) has a legal obligation to conduct counterintelligence activity. I publicly ask both the homophone Greek-speaking man and Bahri’s lover what SHISH has done to put an end to what is known to be the openly illegal activity of the Rajavi Cult in Albania?! How do they justify the salary, which our SHISH operatives receive, but who do not perform counterintelligence duties for which they are obliged by law?! Creating such an espionage network in Albania, does it harm the national security of my Homeland or does it hang up the bag of national security, that this former terrorist Rajavi is regarded as a good woman with VIP friends and former international VIPs?! Such a cowardly and miserable attitude of our SHISH certainly lowers the prestige of my Homeland (and theirs) in the eyes of other NATO member countries, our honourable allies. When some old men and women of the Rajavi Cult graze as they please in Albania, how likely is it that SHISH will carry out the tasks assigned to it by the law in the field of counterintelligence in respect to revelations about unfriendly countries toward Albania? How likely is it that this kind of SHISH will protect us, the Albanian citizens, from the espionage activity in Albanian territory of the rankings of BIA, EYP, GRU, etc. etc?!

After these rhetorical questions I close my article with the Latin phrase: “O tempora o mores”!!!!! (Oh the times! Oh the customs! – Cicero)

Link to the source (Albanian)

A po shpwrbwhet MEK-u?!?!?!?!

Is MEK Being Dismantled ?

Kulti Rajavi i vendosur në Kampin Ashraf në Manëz po përjeton një situatë krize, që ndoshta mund të cojë edhe në shpërbërjen e kësaj organizate ish terroriste. Infektimi masiv me Covid-19 ndër anëtarët e kultit po shkakton pa pushim viktima, duke minuar gjerësisht moralin ekëtyre anëtarëve.

Anëtarëve të MEK-ut gjithnjë e më shumë po u vjen në majë të hundës jeta prej qeni, që bëjnë në Kampin Ashraf. Ata po dënohen nga komandantët e tyre edhe për shkaqe fare banale si psh. edhe po të komunikojnë me aplikimin “Telegram” me miq të tyre iranianë, që nuk besojnë më te përrallat e Miriam Rajavi-t për fitore të shpejtë dhe që “regime change” në Teheran është fare pranë.

Anëtarët e këtij kulti, që po urdhërohen nga Miriam Rajavi dhe “qehallarët” e saj, që të bëhen spiunë dhe “donoscikë” (denoncues) të shokëve të tyre, apo edhe të miqve të vet shqiptarë , ose në të kundërt do tu pritet “koromania”, nga Kulti Rajavi, preferojnë më tepër të ruajnë nderin e dinjitetin, sesa të spiunojnë miqtë dhe shokët iranianë dhe shqiptarë.
Me urdhër direkt të Miriam Rajavit dy prej tyre u është prerë pagesa prej 30 000 lekësh në muaj dhe janë hedhur në rrugë të madhe.

Z. Mansoor duke qenë ushtar në rradhët e Artesh-it, ushtrisë së rregullt iraniane u kap rob nga ushtarët e MEK-ut, që luftonin bashkë me trupat e Sadam Husejnit, diktatorit të Irakut kundra Atdheut të vet Iranit. Z. Mansoor që nga dita, kur ra rob edhe deri para nja 5-6 ditësh dmth për thuajse 32 vjet ka qenë anëtar i MEK-ut. Pa pritmas atij iu pre pagesa mujore (lëmosha) prej 30 000 lekësh  dmth 240 Euro nga ana e MEK-ut. Atij jo vetëm iu pre kjo pagesë, por edhe u urdhërua të dilte menjëherë nga banesa, ku jetonte në Tiranë me një tjetër anëtar të MEK-ut. Në palcë të dimrit, këto ditë plot shi një thuajse 53 vjecar u detyrua të flinte poshtë urës brigjeve të Lumit Lanë. Pas gati 32 vjetësh në rradhët e MEK-ut z. Mansoor mbeti vetëm me rrobat e trupit, që kishte veshur!!!!

Cfarë ishte krimi i z. Manssor, për të cilin po dënohej kaq rëndë nga Miriam Rajavi?!?!??! Z. Mansoor sipas komandantëve të MEK-ut nuk kishte pranuar të bënte deklarata para kamerave, ku të shante e të shpifte për shokët dhe miqtë e vet, të cilët tashmë e kishin braktisur Kultin Rajavi. Z. Mansoor kishte kryer edhe nëj mëkat tjetër: Ai nuk kishte pranuar të bënte raport (dmth të spiunonte) shokët e vet iranianë si edhe të njohur e miq shqiptarë. Më poshtë në shkrim do të merremi më gjerë me këtë “hobby” të kultit Rajavi për të kryer aktivitete spiunazhi në territorin e Republikës së Shqipërisë.

Lexuesve u duhet shpjeguar se pagesa prej rreth 240 eurosh në muaj nuk del nga xhepat e Miriam Rajavit, por janë para që UNHCR-ja (Komisariati i Lartë i Refugjatëve i Kombeve të Bashkuara) sipas marrëveshjes së nënshkruar me Qeverinë e Republikës së Shqipërisë duhet tua paguajë iranianëve, që u transferuan nga Iraku në Shqipëri.

Pra Miriam Rajavi, pasi për 30 e kusur vjet i përdori këta njerëz si skllevër, apo më së paku si bujkrobër, tashmë arrin tu vjedhë edhe atë lëmoshë, që UNHCR-ja u ka akorduar këtyre fatkeqëve. Ky është surrati i vërtetë i Miriam Rajavit! Një hajdute ordinere, që vjedh edhe me demek “shokët” e idealit, një hajdute, që u vjedh edhe 5 lekshin vartësve të saj, me të cilët do ndërronte rregjimin në Teheran dhe do ta clironte popullin iranian nga zgjedha e mullahëve. Një copë hajdute ordinere na hiqet edhe si revolucionare edhe si shpëtimtare e popullit të Iranit. Turp dhe palacollëk! Lexuesit për më shumë info mund të konsultojnë fotot dhe dokumentet shoqëruese, që ilustrojnë rastin e z. Barahoe.

Z. Ansarian është një 62 vjecar i cili në moshën 18 vjecare duke qenë ushtar në rradhët e ushtrisë së rregullt iraniane (Artesh) u kap rob nga trupat e diktatorit Sadam Husejn ditën e tretë të luftës Iran-Irak (25 shtator 1980). Z. Ansarian kaloi disa vjet në kampet e robërve të luftës të regjimit bathist të Sadam Husejnit. Meqenëse kishte kryer shkollën e mesme mjekësore në Isfahan dhe meqenëse arabishten e kishte gjuhën e nëns, Z. Ansarian shërbeu si infermier në kampin e robërve të luftës. Ai u bë pjesë e Organizatës MEK, pasi iu premtua që, nëse i bashkohej kësaj organizate z. Ansarian do kishte të drejtë, që të shkonte në Evropë, po të mos i pëlqente organizata.

Faktikisht për rreth 30 vjet z. Ansarian u shndërrua në një bujkrob të organizatës MEk duke shërbyer edhe si infermjer, madje edhe si dentist në Kampin Ashraf. Ai po ashtu bënte pjesë në byronë e marëdhënieve me jashtë të ME-ut, për shkak se ishte “native speaker” i gjuhës arabe (arabishtes klasike dhe asaj kontemporane). Në një shkrim tjetër do ta njohim lexuesin me disa fakte interesante të marëdhënieve të MEK-ut me regjimin e Sadam Husejnit dhe me banorët e Irakut në ato vite!

Njëlloj si z. Mansoor Barahooe edhe zotit Ansarian iu kërkua nga komandantët e MEK-ut, që të spiunonte shokët dhe miqtë e vet iranianë dhe shqiptarë. Atij iu kërkua, po ashtu edhe të bënte deklarata publike para kamerës, ku të shante e të shpifte për shokët e miqtë e vet. Z. Ansarian si njeri me dinjitet nuk pranoi një ofertë të tillë poshtëruese. MEK-u iu përgjigj duke i prerë pagesën mujore prej 30 000 lekësh (afërsisht 240 euro). Tashmë z. Ansarian jeton me djersën e ballit në Tiranë. Kuptohet jetesa nuk është e lehtë. Të rifillosh jetën pasi ke mbushur 60 vjec është sfidë tepër e vecantë, por gjithsesi z. Ansarian është optimist për të ardhmen, sepse ai është njeri i lirë në Tiranë. Tashmë ai nuk është një nga mijëra bujkrobërit e Miraim Rajavit shefes së Kultit MEK. Pas gati 30 vjetësh z. Ansarian pasi u largua nga rradhët e MEK-ut (të vendosur atëhere në periferi të Tiranës), pati mundësinë për herë të parë të fliste në telefon me prindërit e moshuar dhe me 5 vëllezërit dhe 6 motrat e veta. Gjatë kohësë që z. Ansarian ishte bujkkrob i cifit Masoud dhe Miriam Rajavi vëllezërit dhe motrat e tija u rritën, u martuan dhe tashmë Khalili ka 36 nipër dhe mbesa në Iran. Kulti Rajavi i vodhi 30 vjet e kusur jetë z. Ansarian, por ai është optimist madje edhe i lumtur, se më në fund po arrin të jetojë një jetë të re normale pas 30 vjetëve makth në rradhët e organizatës ish terroriste MEK.

A ka detyrw SHIK-u shqiptar tw luftojw rrjetet e huaja agjenturore nw territorin e Republikws sw Shqipwrisw?!?!?!?!?

Në të dy rastet, që cituam më sipër, Kulti Rajavi u kërkon anëtarëve të vet, që banojnë në Tiranë, raporte informative për iranianë të tjerë si edhe për shqiptarë. Ky është një fakt tepër i rëndë. Theksojmë se në marrëveshjen e Qeverisë Shqiptare për transferimin nga Iraku në Shqipëri të MEK-save nuk parashikohet që këta pëersona, që gëzojnë statsin e persoanve të mbrojtur, të kenë të drejtë të organizojnë veprimtari spiunazhi në Shqipëri. Si patriot shqiptar mua më ngrihen qimet përpjetë nga inati dhe turpi, që Atdhu im është katandisur të mos marrë masa, kur një organizatë ish terroriste si MEK-u ngre rrjet informativ dhe madje mbledh informata edhe për shtetas shqiptarë brenda territorit të Republikës së Shqipërisë, sikur të ishte në një tokë pa zot.

Është turp i madh, që ne shqiptarët paguajmë taksa ndër të tjera edhe që SHIK-u të na mbrojë nga të tilla veprimtari të të huajve për më tepër, që kemi të bëjmë me të huaj anëtarë të një organizate ish terroriste! SHIK-u (Shërbimi Informativ Shqiptar) ka detyrim ligjor zhvillimin e veprimtarisë së kundërzbulimit. Publikisht pyes edhe homogjenin grekofon edhe dashnoren e Bahriut se cfarë ka bërë SHIK-u për t’ia vënë kufirin te thana kësaj veprimtaria haptazi të kundërligjshme të Kultit Rajavi në Shqipëri?!?!? Si e justifikjnë rrogën, që marrin shik-asit tanë, që nuk kryejnë detyra kundërzbulimi, për të cilat janë të detyruar me ligj?!?!?!? Krijimi i një rrjeti të tillë spiunazhi në Shqipëri a e dëmton sigurinë kombëtare të Atdheut tim apo vari torbën sigurisë kombëtare, se kjo ish terroristja Rajavi është grua e mirë me shokë e shoqe VIP-a dhe ish VIP-a ndërkombëtarë?!?!??! Një qëndrim i tillë prej qyqari e mjerani pabuks i SHIK-ut (SHISh-it) tonë sigurisht e ul prestigjin e Atdheut tim (dhe të tyre xhanëm) në sytë e vendeve të tjera anëtare të NATO-s, aleatëve tanë të nderuar. Kur ca pleq e plaka të Kultit Rajavi livadhisin si u do qefi në Shqipëri, sa shanse ka që SHIKU-u të kryejë detyrat, që i ngarkon ligji në lëmin e kundërzbulimit, në përplasje me zbulime të shteteve më së paku jo miqësore me Shqipërinë?!?!??! Sa shanse ka që ky farë SHIK-u të na mbrojë ne, qytetarët shqiptarë nga veprimtaria e spiunazhit në territorin shqiptar të zbulimeve të rangut të BIA-s, EYP-it, GRU-së etj etj.?!?!??!?!?!
Pas këtyre pyetjeve retorike po e mbyll shkrimin tim me sentencën latine: “O tempora o mores”!!!!!

Is MEK Being Dismantled ?

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MEK commanders treat members like serfs: Albanian journalist

Gjergji Thanasi MEK commanders treat members like serfs: Albanian journalistReza Moshfegh interviewing Gjergji Thanasi, Tehran Times, September 17 2020:… An Albanian journalist reveals that MEK commanders treat their members as “serfs and as robots”. Pointing to the brutal behavior of MEK ringleaders with their members in their camp, Gjergji Thanasi tells the Tehran Times this fact is enough to predict how brutally MEK will treat the Iranian people if they ever come to power in Iran. He believes if the Rajavi cult comes to power they will transform Iran into a Hell on the earth.MEK commanders treat members like serfs: Albanian journalist 

MEK commanders treat members like serfs: Albanian journalist ; Gjergji ThanasiMEK National Security Threat to Albania ; Gjergji Thanasi

MEK commanders treat members like serfs: Albanian journalist

TEHRAN – An Albanian journalist reveals that MEK commanders treat their members as “serfs and as robots”.

Gjergji Thanasi MEK commanders treat members like serfs: Albanian journalist

Gjergji Thanasi Investigative Journalist

Pointing to the brutal behavior of MEK ringleaders with their members in their camp, Gjergji Thanasi tells the Tehran Times this fact is enough to predict how brutally MEK will treat the Iranian people if they ever come to power in Iran.

He believes if the Rajavi cult comes to power they will transform Iran into a Hell on the earth.

 This is the text of the interview:

Q:     You have claimed the presence of 7,200 members in the MEK camp in Albania. How did MEK increase the number of its fighters in the Albanian territory between 2016 and 2019, while it was numbered 3,000 when they first arrived in Albania?

A: Albanian authorities offered no precise official figure of MEK members coming to Albania. The best they made public was “several thousand MEK members came to Albania between 2013 and 2016.” Figure 7 000 I made public was based on the data offered by “Instituti i Statistikave” (The Institute of Statistics). This is a government board whose director is appointed by the prime minister himself. This institute published the figure of 7 000 Iranian residents in Albania. Apart from a handful of Iranian diplomats and a score of Iranian (refugees, illegal migrants) in prison or in the refugee center of Kareci, there are virtually no other Iranians in Albania but for the inmates of Ashraf 3 Camp in Manez (Durres Municipality), i.e., the MEK personnel.

It is simple math that if there are 7 000 Iranian residents in Albania, almost all of them are MEK members. In order to obtain more precise data, you can consult the photos of the data sheets issued by the fore mentioned institute (Instituti i Statistikave). I cannot speculate how the number of MEK members increased. There is a virtual official blackout covering MEK, its membership, and its activities in Albania. The way they enter Albania (what travel documents they use to enter), the way they leave Albania mainly by plane is never made public by the Albanian authorities. We Albanians learn that the cult leader Maryam Rajavi left Albania only occasionally, as in the case when border police and emigration of Belgium refused her entering the Kingdom of Belgium while she was traveling from Albania to Belgium.

Q:     Why was Albania chosen as the host country for the MEK?

A:  Albania was chosen as a host country for MEK personnel as it was considered as a sui generis “Ersatz”. Virtually no country accepted MEK personnel on their soil. Even Vanuatu refused to accept a dozen of them. In 2013 we accepted little more than 200 MEK members in Albania. Mr. Berisha, the then premier of Albania during the official ceremony of the arrival of the new Iranian ambassador in Tirana, Mr. Gholamhossein Mohammadnia, told the ambassador that we have an understanding with UNCHR and our American partners that a limited number of members of that organization (MEK) will settle in Albania, while the rest will settle in other NATO, and, or EU countries such as Romania and Bulgaria. Premier Berisha also inquired whether the Iranian Embassy was ready to issue travel documents to any of MEK members who wished to return to Iran. The ambassador’s answer was that his embassy staff would not deprive any Iranian consular service. Then in 2016, after the then Secretary of State Kerry visited Albania, hundreds and hundreds of MEK members began arriving in Albania by plane accompanied by officials of UNHCR. I feel very sorry, yet my personal impression was that only the Albanian government in the whole world volunteered to Mr. State Secretary Kerry to serve as a refuge for that “human trash,” i.e., those MEK members arriving and settling in Albania.

Q:    Does the Albanian government or the United Nations oversee events inside the MEK camp?

A: There is nothing official! Neither the United Nations nor the Albanian government has ever made public that they oversee or that they do not oversee what happens inside the gated compound called Ashraf 3 Camp in Manez (Durres Municipality). In 2018 a classified document of the General Directorate of the State Police was leaked to the press. This document contained data and facts which prove that our police force tried to keep an eye on the MEK members and their activities. Yet the information contained in this leaked document was generally vague, with a few details or hard facts. Officially no government employee of Albania (police, army, secret service, inner revenue inspectors, health inspectors, municipal police of Durres Municipality, water inspectors, even firefighters) can enter the camp without the express permission of the MEK commanders. When they receive permission to enter the camp, their vehicles (even official police cars with police marking and police plates) are thoroughly searched, even using telescopic mirrors. Then they are ordered to park their vehicles in a designated area, and they proceed on foot. Sometimes even distinguished guests invited by the commanders of the camp (I mean written invitations) are body searched using metal detectors.

When the Municipality of Durres informed MEK that they offered personnel and equipment to disinfect the camp in order to prevent any outbreak of Covid-19 in the camp, they were profusely thanked, and they were very politely declined permission to enter Ashraf 3 Camp.

Even in case of a pandemic outbreak, the local authorities and even our health ministry representatives were not allowed to enter into the gated compound of MEK in Manez near Durres city. One can imagine how little Albanian authorities can oversee events inside the MEK compound. To properly explain to Iranian public opinion, I shall draw this comparison: It was easier for an Iranian Arab to enter and inspect his land estate during Soviet occupation, let us say in 1942, than for an Albanian official to enter and inspect Ashraf 3 Camp of MEK in Albania let us say in 2020.

Q:   What is the role of the United States in supporting the Rajavi cult in Albania?

A: There is a lot of hearsay about the Americans’ role in supporting the “Animal Farm” of Maryam Rajavi in Albania.

Apart from State Secretary Kerry’s visit in 2016, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, in written form to prove American hand or at least U.S. finger in the Ashraf 3 “pie.”

Even the accord between the Albanian government and UNHCR is a closely guarded secret. There is a lot of transparency about, let us say, the investment of 50 million USD by NATO (U.S.) in upgrading the military Airport of Kucova, yet an Albanian or foreign journalist can have no info about that accord, the rights and the obligation of Rajavi cult followers residing in Ashraf 3 Camp!

Yet the way MEK members physically enter the offices of our Ministry of Interior (they have special passes), the way their vehicles traveled during the curfew time (Covid-19 pandemics), without being stopped by police or Albanian Army checkpoints and roadblocks means that their patron was an entity powerful enough to change the Albanian officials and civil servants into obedient Quislings of MEK.

However, no Albanian journalists have seen even a scrap of official paper issued by the U.S. embassy in Albania or any other department of U.S. administration regarding MEK presence in Albania.

Let me give you a personal example. In August 2019, I sued defendant Behzad Saffarin a MEK commander, for libel as he had published articles accusing me of being an infamous spy of Iranian MOIS.

In one year, the first judge of my case resigned not only of my case but also from the justice system to pursue a private-sector career. The judge replacing the former one was arrested some four days ago on corruption charges. The hearing of my case was postponed five times on different grounds. There were seven hearing sessions, yet there is no progress beyond the introduction and identification by the judge of the parties and their lawyers taking part in this legal case! I invite the readers to try to imagine what is that mysterious and powerful entity that pushes Albanian judges to string puppets or ruin their career and sometimes even their personal liberty.

Q:  Is the Rajavi cult a pro-democracy group?

A: They treat their members as serfs and as robots. I believe this fact is enough to understand how they will treat the Iranian people if they ever come to power in Tehran.
I have visited Iran, and I can assure anybody that present-day Iran is not Paradise on earth, yet the Rajavi cult seizing power means transforming Iran into “hell” on the earth. To speak of this sect as a pro-democracy group is to tell a tall lie and to be proud of telling such a lie!

Q:     What a threat can the MEK pose to Albania’s national security?

A: Our national army is only 6 000 strong (with 5 000 others theoretically in reserve). Imagine for a moment there are 450 000 Albanians with military experience or military trained to live in gated compounds in Iran. Do you feel secure in Iran with foreign “guests” outnumbering your Army? Now imagine some of these foreign “guests” have blood on their hands (Iranians’ blood, Iraqi Shiites’ blood, Kurds’ blood, and even some Americans’ blood); how do an average Iranian in the street feel?

We have very tough money laundering enforcement laws in Albania. As an Albanian, I am not allowed to transfer even 3 000 Euros to my daughter studying in Germany without filling a lot of forms to declare the origin of the money I am sending to my daughter. A conservative figure of the land and the facilities in Ashraf 3 Camp is 100 million pounds. I defy the MEK cult to make public bank documents for the transfer to Albania of even a fraction of 100 million pounds. How did they transfer that immense sum of money (at least in Albania, it is considered immense) without using bank channels? Why money laundering law enforcement vanishes in the thin air when MEK money is in question? Why the rule of law fails to work for these “guest” on the Albanian soil!?

In 2014 with the U.S. embassy’s aid, the Albanian Parliament drafted and passed a law to severely punish anyone inciting people to wage war against another country. The “inhabitants” of The Animal Farm of the Rajavi cult in Albania 24 hours a day, seven days a week spread propaganda and incite people to wage war against Tehran! I ask the question: Is Iran a country or maybe Iran is some alien spacecraft, so is it the duty of the human race to wage war against such aliens? We Albanians have no cause to go to war against Iran, yet nobody tries to uphold the Albanian law passed in 2014 with the U.S. embassy’s aid and funding in Tirana (USAID funding). Why should my country be transformed into an outpost to wage war against Tehran? As far as I know, Iran has not occupied even an inch of Albanian lands. The last time Iranian fought against the Albanians was some 25 centuries ago when the Persian Army of Xerxes the Great fought against the Greeks, and some Illyrian tribes allied with the Greek city-states (Illyrian are our ancient forefathers).

I fail to see the Albanian national interest at the Albanian administration’s conniving at the fact that this Rajavi cult infringes the 2014 law while inciting war against Tehran. If MEK wants to wage war against Tehran, it can go somewhere else and wage war against their homeland just as they did during “Mirsad Operation.” I strongly believe that Albania’s security is threatened if my Albania is used as a place to recruit an army against Iran, a heavily armed country like Iran!

Q:     What is the view of the Albanian people towards MEK and their presence in their country?

A: I cannot speak on behalf of the Albanian people!

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Gjergji Thanasi Olsi Jazexhi Ask For Protection Against Mujahedin Terrorists In Albania

Gjergji Thanasi Olsi Jazexhi Ask For Protection Against Mujahedin Terrorists In AlbaniaGjergji Thanasi and Olsi Jazexhi, Tirana, Albania, August 30 2020:…  We urge your ministries to implement the Albanian Penal Code articles on Foreign Fighters, to do its best to deradicalize these Iranian Mujahedin and stop MEK paramilitary organization from using Albania as a base for their attacks against journalism and media… While we are not afraid from MEK’s threats, lies and character assassination, we would like to urge your ministries to grant us full protection against these foreign fighters and ex-terrorist mujahedin. These people have blood on their hands and the possibility exist that we might be physically attacked or even murdered by these violent foreign fighters and ex terrorists. In 2018 they attacked in Tirana the Canadian/Iranian family of Mostafa Mohamady who was even hospitalized after their violent attack. Gjergji Thanasi Olsi Jazexhi Ask For Protection Against Mujahedin Terrorists In Albania 

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Gjergji Thanasi Olsi Jazexhi Ask For Protection Against Mujahedin Terrorists In Albania

A public reply to the Mujahedin’s terrorist threats against our journalist work and ourselves in Albania

Sander Lleshaj Minister of Internal Affairs

Etilda Gjonaj Minister of Justice

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A public reply to the Mujahedin’s terrorist threats against our journalist work and ourselves in Albania

Ministers Lleshaj and Gjonaj,

On 23 June, 2020 a number of ex-terrorists Mujahedin who live in Albania as refugees and describe themselves as members of the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) sent you a public letter where they attack Olsi Jazexhi and Gjergji Thanasi, two Albanian journalists and scholars.

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These foreign fighters who were granted asylum in Albania, are members of a much larger group (MEK) which has a long history of violence and terrorism. Your government has allowed these ex-terrorist and foreign fighters to build a large paramilitary base in our country where thousands of their soldiers and commanders are stationed. By infringing many international and national laws and taking into consideration that MEK was part of US State Department and European Union list of terrorist organizations up to 2012, your government is hosting and allowing them to violate many Albanian laws and intimidate their critics and journalists like us who investigate their wrongdoings. As you might be aware MEK has publicly attacked many well known Western news outlets, like the BBCChannel 4, Al JazeeraNew York Times and all the Albanian media who revealed to the public their crimes. We have become a target of MEK attacks, too.

In their open letter that they sent to you, they attacked us by claiming:

“Olsi Jazexhi and Gjergji Thanasi publish the content of the Iranian regime’s websites and cover associations on Gazeta Impakt or on their own Facebook pages of which only a limited number of members of the Revolutionary Guards and the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence are their readers. The Iranian regime then publishes the same material once again on its media as if the Albanian people support the demands of the Iranian notorious Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS). We have been made aware that the regime then distributes the same reports in prisons to justify further pressure on prisoners and our families”

They have called on your ministries:

“to investigate the illicit actions of Olsi Jazexhi and Gjergji Thanasi in favour of religious persecution in Iran and their contribution in the suppression of our families and the advancement of terrorism against Iranian refugees in Albania.”

Their open letter was followed by another attack that the official page of MEK has launched against us on August 10, 2020. In an anonymous article entitled: “How Do Mullahs Operate in Albania after the Expulsion of Two of Their Diplomat-Terrorists?

MEK has accused us of being local agents of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security. They write:

“Massoud Khodabandeh and his wife Anne Singleton, the notorious London-based MOIS agents, are two who are in daily contact with several MOIS local agents in Albania, including Gjergji Thanasi and Olsi Jazexhi. Thanasi and Jazexhi are in direct contact with MEK defectors recruited by the MOIS, including Hassan Heyrani. The local operatives hang out at a café in the Fresco area of ​​Tirana, where they coordinate their espionage activities. Heyrani, who runs the Café, also pays the rent and other costs involved.”

While it is true that we as investigative journalists and scholars communicate with several Iranians in Albania and abroad, as well as foreign journalists who have their concerns about MEK’s violent and illegal activities, we want to inform your ministries that we are not agents of any foreign country or organization. We have no connections with MOIS or any Iranian state institution. Our journalistic work is not to support any country or foreign entity or any religious repression as these ex-terrorists try to character assassinate us. In our journalistic work we are contacted by many Iranian families and activists who want to find out about the human rights abuse and radicalisation that MEK does against its members who have relatives in Iran and around the world.We do our journalistic duty to serve as a bridge between the victims of MEK’s inhumane treatment of their members and their families back home. With our journalistic work we fulfil our duty to expose and investigate MEK’s lies, human rights abuses, radicalization, espionage and promotion of hatred and war against foreign countries.

While we are not afraid from MEK’s threats, lies and character assassination, we would like to urge your ministries to grant us full protection against these foreign fighters and ex-terrorist mujahedin. These people have blood on their hands and the possibility exist that we might be physically attacked or even murdered by these violent foreign fighters and ex terrorists. In 2018 they attacked in Tirana the Canadian/Iranian family of Mostafa Mohamady who was even hospitalized after their violent attack.

We have noticed in the past weeks that some departments and part of the personnel of your ministries have been at service of MEK. They are indirectly helping MEK in its campaign of persecution of the defectors of the organization and we personally are noticing that your police are also harassing us and our families in the work that we do.

We kindly demand that your ministries investigate the illegal activities and threats that MEK does against journalism in Albania and us in person.We want your ministries to protect us from the threats, intimidation, lies and attacks that MEK carries out against media and journalists in our country.

We urge your ministries to implement the Albanian Penal Code articles on Foreign Fighters, to do its best to deradicalize these Iranian Mujahedin and stop MEK paramilitary organization from using Albania as a base for their attacks against journalism and media.

Sincerely yours

Gjergji Thanasi

Olsi Jazexhi

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