Nejat Society urges the IRI to raise a complaint against Albania at the UN

Nejat Society urges the IRI to raise a complaint against Albania at the UN

complaint against Albania at the UNNejat Society, Tehran, April 11 2020:… With regards I would like to inform you that Nejat Society is an NGO consisting of the families of the members of Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO, NCR, Rajavi cult) and the former members of this cult. This society strives to establish some sort of connection between the suffering families and their loved ones trapped inside the MEK Camp in Albania. On behalf of the families I request the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Supreme National Security Council note the situation of Enforced Disappearance of their loved ones in Albania and launch a lawsuit to complain to the responsible UN Committee against Albania. Nejat Society urges the IRI to raise a complaint against Albania at the UN . 

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Nejat Society urges the IRI to raise a complaint against Albania at the UN

A letter was written by the Nejat Society CEO addressed to Iran’s foreign relations office demanding that the Islamic Republic of Iran raise a complaint against the Republic of Albania with the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances according to the UN International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

The text of the letter is as follows:

With regards I would like to inform you that Nejat Society is an NGO consisting of the families of the members of Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO, NCR, Rajavi cult) and the former members of this cult. This society strives to establish some sort of connection between the suffering families and their loved ones trapped inside the MEK Camp in Albania.

On behalf of the families I request the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Supreme National Security Council note the situation of Enforced Disappearance of their loved ones in Albania and launch a lawsuit to complain to the responsible UN Committee against Albania according to the relevant international regulations which that country has signed up for. The families look forward to the effective actions of the government of the Islamic Republic to gain some information about their relatives.

You are aware that the MEK members were relocated illegally, without travel documents, under the supervision of the UNHCR from Iraq to Albania and were installed in a remote isolated and closed camp which is completely ruled by the cult leaders. These people have no legal status and therefore are considered stateless.
The families of the members of the MEK in Albania have no information about their next of kin and they have no means at all to contact them. The Republic of Albania has no Embassy in Tehran and they do not issue visa for Iranians. The government of Albania cooperates with the MEK to isolate the members from the outside world.

In accordance with Article 31 of the UN International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, the Republic of Albania declares that it recognizes the competence of the Committee to receive and consider communications from or on behalf of individuals subject to its jurisdiction claiming to be victims of a violation of provisions of this Convention by Albanian State.

Additionally, in accordance with Article 32, the Republic of Albania declares that it recognizes the competence of the Committee to receive and consider communications in which a State Party claims that another State Party is not fulfilling its obligations under this Convention.

complaint against Albania at the UN

According to the above articles and with reference to the UN International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance which contains many articles that directly cover the current situation of the Albanian government in relation to the MEK, the Iranian government can on behalf of the families complain against the Republic of Albania through diplomatic channels to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances.

The full text of the UN International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance in 13 paged is attached.
I appreciate every effort made in this process and I am anxiously looking forward to receiving a response.

Ebrahim Khodabandeh
CEO – Nejat Society

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1- International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
2- Committee on Enforced Disappearances

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Iranian Nejat Society CEO appeals to awakened human consciences

Iranian Nejat Society CEO Ebrahim KhodabandehEbrahim Khodabandeh, Nejat Society, Tehran, March 01 2020:… I address you on behalf of thousands of suffering families of members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO, better known as the Rajavi cult) residing in a remote isolated camp in Albania, about the severe abuses of basic human rights there. The MEK finished the process of transferring from Iraq to Albania in 2016. This relocation was done in the manner of a group movement under an agreement made in Geneva between the USA, the Albanian government, the UNHCR and the MEK. It was agreed that the UNHCR be responsible for the transfer and the USA pay the expenses. Iranian Nejat Society CEO appeals to awakened human consciences 

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Iranian Nejat Society CEO appeals to awakened human consciences

Ebrahim Khodabandeh

A letter written by the CEO of the Iranian Nejat Society addressed to awakened human consciences has been sent to international and humanitarian organizations, such as different bodies of the UN, ICRC, AI, and HRW, as well as different institutes of the EU and EP, and also to international media. The text of the letter is as follows:

Iranian Nejat Society CEO Ebrahim Khodabandeh

Iranian Nejat Society CEO Ebrahim Khodabandeh

To awakened human consciences

I address you on behalf of thousands of suffering families of members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO, better known as the Rajavi cult) residing in a remote isolated camp in Albania, about the severe abuses of basic human rights there.

The MEK finished the process of transferring from Iraq to Albania in 2016. This relocation was done in the manner of a group movement under an agreement made in Geneva between the USA, the Albanian government, the UNHCR and the MEK. It was agreed that the UNHCR be responsible for the transfer and the USA pay the expenses.

Later it was discovered that this relocation was not carried out under the UN refugee regulations which specify that people should seek asylum individually, but rather as the transfer of an organization belonging to the leaders of the MEK. The consequence was that the individual members have no legal status and are therefore considered “stateless”.

The MEK operates as a destructive, mind control cult. The organization forbids love, familial relationships, voluntary exit, and contact with the outside world in particular with friends and families, having privacy of thoughts and lifestyle, criticism of the leader, and denies many other basic human rights to its members.
I have thousands of letters from the families of the members. They just want to have a simple contact with their loved ones trapped inside the cult. The cult leaders have denied them this right and the Albanian government and other related bodies do not show any cooperation. How should I answer these families, what should I say in response to them?

A considerable number of MEK members have left the cult and since they have no clear legal status and do not hold official ID documentation, they are left in a very tight situation in Albania. The UNHCR and the interior ministry of the Albanian government will not do anything for them since they do not recognize their presence in Albania as individuals and have accepted them as part of a group.

These individuals are forced to depend on the MEK for their subsistence, and of course the cult only pays their monthly aid provided they do not reveal the abuse of human rights inside the organization and the cult’s crimes and corruption. They take the freedom of these former members away and make any support conditional on them performing tasks, such as spying on others.

Is there anybody within the vast number of international and humanitarian organizations who will pay a little attention to these extreme violations of human rights? Is there anyone who will have something to say to these aged mothers and fathers to relieve their pain? Is there anything humane beyond the international policies and mutual interests or conflict of interests of different parties raised?

I am anxiously looking forward to your response and thank you in advance.

Ebrahim Khodabandeh
Nejat Society CEO
Tehran, Iran

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Iranian Nejat Society CEO appeals to awakened human consciences

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Where is Albania heading to?

Where is Albania heading to?Ebrahim Khodabandeh, Iran Interlink, February 13 2020:… The Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO, NCRI, NLA, or better known as the Rajavi cult) had a military base in Iraq facilitated by Saddam Hussein and they actively participated against their own county alongside the enemy in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. This was alongside a terrorist campaign waged inside Iran in the early 80s which claimed 12,000 lives. They also joined with Saddam’s army to suppress the 1991 uprisings in the north and south of Iraq. The cult has also a disturbing record of abusing the human rights of its own members who are brainwashed and isolated in a closed camp, first in Iraq and now in Albania. Where is Albania heading to? 

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Where is Albania heading to?

Ebrahim Khodabandeh

I am wondering where the Albanian government is heading by giving full support to a terrorist cult, which they hosted back in 2016 after it was expelled from Iraq.

MEK background

The Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO, NCRI, NLA, or better known as the Rajavi cult) had a military base in Iraq facilitated by Saddam Hussein and they actively participated against their own county alongside the enemy in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.

This was alongside a terrorist campaign waged inside Iran in the early 80s which claimed 12,000 lives. They also joined with Saddam’s army to suppress the 1991 uprisings in the north and south of Iraq.

The cult has also a disturbing record of abusing the human rights of its own members who are brainwashed and isolated in a closed camp, first in Iraq and now in Albania.

Saddam who had a hostile attitude towards Iran and Iranians used the MEK terrorist cult to carry out sabotage activities inside Iran until he was overthrown by the American invasion of the country in 2003.

MEK moved from Iraq to Albania

After the fall of the Baghdad dictator in 2003, the Iraqi governments, one after the other, insisted that the MEK, which they found a threat to the country’s national security, be expelled from Iraq. The problem was that no country was prepared to host them until Albania showed itself willing to do so for the short-term benefit of some politicians.

At the present time the Albanian government serves the cult in the same way as Saddam Hussein did in the past.

Trump Thanks Albania for ‘Standing Up To Iran’

On January 15, 2020 it was announced that ‘Albania Expelled Two More Iranian Diplomats’. Acting Albanian Foreign Minister Gent Cakaj announced the decision in a Facebook post. “The two representatives of the Islamic Republic have been asked to leave the territory of the Republic of Albania immediately,” Cakaj wrote, without offering further details.

U.S. President Donald Trump thanked Albania for expelling Iran’s diplomats for alleged national security reasons. According to the U.S. embassy in Tirana, Trump thanked Prime Minister Edi Rama in a letter for his “steadfast efforts to stand up to Iran”.

The Trump administration’s hostility towards Iran and Iranians is no secret, and the US president thinks that he might somehow use the MEK terrorist cult against Iran. This is why he supports the group and tries to keep it intact despite violations of the basic rights of the members.

The role of the Albanian government in this matter is no more than blindly following Washington’s guidelines, even if that means paying the price of losing the EU membership that they are so eager to gain.

EU-Albania relationship

Albania is an EU candidate country and it has made considerable progress in recent years in meeting the political criteria and the objectives related to the five key priorities for the opening of accession negotiations. However, the Albanian government needs to further tackle the remaining challenges in a sustainable, comprehensive and tangible manner, particularly when it comes to the fight against corruption at all levels, the fight against organized crime, promotion of the rule of law as well as judicial reform, the protection of minorities and establishment of good neighborly relations.

Now Albania, to appease its US instructors, has hosted a terrorist cult in Europe and fully supports it by every possible means. Defectors from the MEK are put under enormous pressure in order to be forced into returning to the cult, and the members are denied any contact with the outside world, particularly with their families. The Albanian government prevents the families of the MEK members from going there and visiting their loved ones.

What are the Albanians up to?

The Albanian government apparently prefers the short-term benefits of turning against Iran and supporting MEK against Iran to its long-term benefits in relation to Europe and the wider world. The MEK is no longer a security or even political threat for Iran, it is rather a human rights issue. But the MEK could well be a threat for Albania as well as the whole Europe.

The members have been brought to Albania without travel documents and therefore they have no legal status in the country (they are stateless) and they are currently living in conditions of modern slavery at the hands of the cult leaders.

In Albania, hundreds of members have left the cult and they have no legal and financial support at all. Thousands of families are deprived from having any contact with their loved ones in the MEK camp.

I am afraid the Albanians are taking a great risk by fully following Trump’s hostile policy towards Iran and Iranians. The support given by the Albanian government for US actions are unique in the world and will by no means make them closer to Europe.

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