MEK Agents of MOIS ? How did this happen?

MEK Agents of MOIS ? How did this happen?

MEK Agents of MOIS ? How did this happen? Mazda Parsi, Nejat Society, February 18 2021:… In the language of espionage, agent is a person who is unofficially employed by an intelligence service, often as a source of information. However, in the language of the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO/ MEK/ PMOI/ Cult of Rajavi), agent is a person who defects the group, criticizes the group and gives testimony against it. Since the MEK’s relocation in Albania the number of defectors from the group has been on the rise and eventually the number of people who have been accused by the MEK of being the agents of the Iranian government have been on the rise too. MEK Agents of MOIS ? How did this happen?

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MEK Agents of MOIS ? How did this happen?

How can the MEK grow so many agents for the Islamic Republic?

In the language of espionage, agent is a person who is unofficially employed by an intelligence service, often as a source of information. However, in the language of the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO/ MEK/ PMOI/ Cult of Rajavi), agent is a person who defects the group, criticizes the group and gives testimony against it.

Since the MEK’s relocation in Albania the number of defectors from the group has been on the rise and eventually the number of people who have been accused by the MEK of being the agents of the Iranian government have been on the rise too.

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A look at the group’s media in different languages, particularly their Persian and English websites provides us with a long list of individuals who are called by the MEK, or its political vitrine the NCRI (National Council of Resistance of Iran), as “Tehran operatives” or “agents of Iranian regime”. How come that there are allegedly so many Iranian agents in Albanian territory?

The so-called list contains a range of people who have one thing in common: they all have been interviewed or quoted in the mainstream media, from Massoud Khodabandeh and his wife Ann Singleton who left the group in the 1990s when it was located in Iraq to Hassan Heyrani and Gholam Mirzaiee who left the group after its relocation to Albania, , a few years ago. Normally, those who defected the MEK in Albania are more likely to be contacted by the Western main stream media compared with those who left the group in Iraq or those who returned to Iran after defection.

What do these people tell the media that once they leave the group? they turn from “The unique holy fighter” –what the MEK calls its members—to “Agents of the Mullahs” –what it calls its defectors?

Hasan Heyrani, MKO former member in Tirana

Hasan Heyrani, MKO former member in Tirana

Hassan Heyrani was quoted by the Guardian in November 2018:
“According to one recent MEK defector, Hassan Heyrani, the group’s main work in Albania involves fighting online in an escalating information war between Iran and its rivals. Heyrani, who left the MEK last summer, says that he worked in a “troll farm” of 1,000 people inside the Albanian camp, posting pro-Rajavi and anti-Iran propaganda in English, Farsi and Arabic on Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and newspaper comment sections.”

He was also quoted in the famous revealing article of the Intercept by Murteza Hussain on the MEK’s fake persona “Heshmat Alavi”:
“There’s a problem, though: Heshmat Alavi appears not to exist. Alavi’s persona is a propaganda operation run by the Iranian opposition group Mojahedin-e-Khalq, which is known by the initials MEK, two sources told The Intercept…”Heshmat Alavi is a persona run by a team of people from the political wing of the MEK,” Hassan Heyrani told the Intercept. “They write whatever they are directed by their commanders and use this name to place articles in the press. This is not and has never been a real person.”
The Intercept article adds:

“Heyrani said the fake persona has been managed by a team of MEK operatives in Albania, where the group has one of its bases, and is used to spread its message online. Heyrani’s account is echoed by Sara Zahiri, a Farsi-language researcher who focuses on the MEK. Zahiri, who has sources among Iranian government cybersecurity officials, said that Alavi is known inside Iran to be a “group account” run by a team of MEK members and that Alavi himself does not exist.”

Hassan Heyrani was interviewed by a lot of other journalists including Linda Pressly and Albana Kasapi of the BBC. In their radio report, titled “Albanian’s Iranian guests”, Kasapi and Pressly interview the citizens of Albania neighboring the MEK camp, the Albanian politicians and the defectors of the group. They were not allowed to interview the members inside the camp.

The MEK media called the report “BBC’s propaganda against the resistance” and called Hassan Heyrani and Gholam Mirzaiee, the two defectors interviewed in the report as “agents of the Mullahs’ embassy”.

Gholamreza Shekari is another former member of the MEK who, according to the group, turned into a “spy” as soon as he left the group. The MEK website claims that they are not real defectors but they just play the role of former members! “The MOIS is organizing its mercenaries through two defectors, Hassan Heyrani and Gholamreza Shekari, who are posing as ‘former members’ or ‘separated members’ of the MEK”, the so-called National Council of Resistance asserts.

Former People's Mujahedin member Gholamreza Shekari

Gholamreza Shekari; Tirana; Der Spiegel

Shekari was interviewed by Luisa Hommerich of Der Spiegel in February 2019. “Gholamreza Shekari, a slender 50-year-old man with bony cheeks, says he spent 27 years as a member of the People’s Mujahedin,” Hommerich writes.
How did Shekari spend 27 years of his youth days in the MEK just to defect the group in order to pose as former member and separated member?

“The organization’s public face is liberal”, Shekari told Hommerich. “Internally, though, it works by way of lies, manipulation and fear.” This statement seems to be the main reason that he is labeled as a Tehran operative.
What goes inside the MEK camp is the main idea of all testimonies made by former members. Indeed, the controversies between what former members say and what the MEK leaders show off are stimulating for all journalists to follow their curiosity in order to discover true facts.

The number of reports and articles based on testimonies of former members are increasingly going up and therefore the number of the alleged Iranian agents who work against the MEK are getting higher. Each former member of the group who officially declares its defection from the group is added to list of the agents.

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By Mazda Parsi

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MEK grows Khashoggis in Ashraf 3 or VIPs of Albania ?

Utterly Shameless London Based Saudi Network Glorifying TerrorismMazda Parsi, Nejat Society, February 01 2021:… The MEK base became notoriously known to journalists as a twitter troll farm. In September 6th, 2018, the international editor Lindsey Hilsum of the UK’s Channel 4 News and her team visited the rapidly expanding MEK camp outside Tirana, where they were immediately stopped by security guards, accused of being Iranian government spies and terrorists. They were forcibly prevented from filming the MEK camp.  MEK grows Khashoggis in Ashraf 3 or VIPs of Albania

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MEK grows Khashoggis in Ashraf 3 or VIPs of Albania ?

Following the shutdown of the MEK camps in Iraq and their expulsion from Iraqi territory, the Mujahedin Khalq Organization were relocated in Albania in 2013. The resettlement was the outcome of an agreement signed between the US administration, the Albanian government and the International Red Cross of the United Nations. The relocation process of several thousand MEK members was agreed to be accomplished in three years. In 2016, the entire MEK forces were settled in Tirana, Albania.

The group leaders could manage to buy a piece of land in Manza, a small town in the North of Tirana and there, started constructing the new headquarters of the group in the midst of the Albanian society. They began rebuilding their cult-like establishment over there. Having been settled in the heart of Europe, the MEK was more likely to be under the focus of the European journalists, particularly the Albanian ones.

The MEK base became notoriously known to journalists as a twitter troll farm. In September 6th, 2018, the international editor Lindsey Hilsum of the UK’s Channel 4 News and her team visited the rapidly expanding MEK camp outside Tirana, where they were immediately stopped by security guards, accused of being Iranian government spies and terrorists. They were forcibly prevented from filming the MEK camp. [1]

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Al Jazeera, also, made a comprehensive investigation at the extensive “troll farm” of the group that has enabled its leaders to engage in “social media manipulation on an industrial scale”. [2]

In November 2018, Arron Merat, the correspondent of the Guardian, published an investigative article on the human rights abuses taken place in the MEK camp with a special covering of the story of Somayeh Mohammadi, the girl who has been a hostage of the MEK and her parents “Mostafa and Robabe Mohammadi came to Albania to rescue their daughter”. [3]

“The MEK has not taken kindly to the presence of the Mohammadis in Albania,” Merat writes. “They accuse Mostafa – and any former member who has spoken out against the MEK – of being a paid agent of the “mullah regime”. On 27 July, Mostafa was hospitalised following an assault by four senior members of the MEK, which was captured on video by his wife. The attackers, who shouted “Terrorist!” at Mohammadi, were briefly detained by Albanian police. But, after a phalanx of MEK members arrived at the police station, the men were promptly released.” [4]

In the early days of 2019, the UK’s Independent published its enquiry into the MEK describing it as “darling of Washington” that has “created a state within a state in Albania”. The report argued that the MEK has a largely repressive nature. [5]

These were just a few of examples of the media coverage on the MEK’s presence in Albania as a threat for the region. The list of Western journalists who targeted the MEK as a cultist terrorist group keeps on, but among the Albanian activists and journalists two people are the most famous ones and meanwhile the most attacked ones by the MEK propaganda: Olsi Jazexhi and Gjergji Thanasi. They are accused by the MEK of being paid by the Iranian Intelligence for what they say against the MEK. However, the accusations do not work. The more the two Albanian activists are attacked the more they try to denounce the MEK.

Jazexhi and Thanasi have recently investigated the increasing death rate of MEK members in their camp near Manza. They developed the case as safety and security issue that threatens the wellbeing of the Albanian community in Manza and even the wellbeing of the members of the MEK inside the camp named Ashraf 3. They criticize the Albanian government, the municipality of Manza and the Police for taking the MEK’s unlawful activities for granted.

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According to the reports by the MEK, the recently died members of the group were infected by the Covid-19 virus. Eventually the MEK buried a large number of deaths in the cemetery of Manza in a quite short time. This caused protestations by the residents of Manza who were concerned about the occupation of their territory by the MEK dead bodies. Moreover, the MEK commanders are not expected to report the accord of their deaths or Covid-19-infected members to any Albanian authority. “Albanian authorities do not keep track of people who are killed inside the MEK camp”. [6]

Seemingly, the MEK acts above the Albanian law. “That’s an apartheid,” Gjergji Thanasi says. “Breaking Albanian law is like chewing gum for them [the MEK].”
Referring to the group life which is the routine life in the MEK camp, Olsi Jazexhi states “These people do not keep social distancing.” Despite the fact that “the Albanian police do not let ten people grouping,” Thanasi states. “That’s the violation of the Albanian law.” [7]

The two Albanian journalists may have put a very accurate conclusion to all reports on the MEK cult-like establishment when they compare members inside the group’s camp to Khashoggi — Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi the Saudi Arabian dissident, author, who was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 by agents of the Saudi government. “Such a big increase in death rate shows that death is a routine in the [MEK] camp like eating breakfast or lunch,” Thanasi says. [8]

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They assert that they are aware that most MEK members have no blood on their hands and they are just some “poor fellows who wastes their lives for thirty years or more”. It seems that the MEK as a mass entity is considered as a no-news and no-go zone for the Albanian authorities but members of the MEK are some forgotten individuals with no rights as human beings. Their health condition and wellbeing are being ignored by their cruel leaders and also Albanian officials.

Mazda Parsi

References:
[1] Hilsum, Lindsey,The shadowy cult Trump advisors tout as an alternative to the Iranian government, Channel 4, September 6th, 2018.
[2] Al Jazeera YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKfSFa5tE_w
[3] Merat, Arron, Terrorists, cultists – or champions of Iranian democracy? The wild wild story of the MEK, the Guardian, November 9th, 2018.
[4] ibid
[5] Daragahi, Borzou, The ‘political cult’ opposing the Iranian regime which has created a state within a state in Albania, the Independent, January 7th, 2019
[6] https://www.nejatngo.org/en/posts/11403
Olsi Jazexhi YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnCVLEUI4RU
[7] ibid

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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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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.

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“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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