Nejat Society, Tehran, February 28 2021:… My wife, who is seriously ill, and I ask you to act immediately to find out about my forced disappearance son in Albania. The Albanian government must be held accountable. I am impatiently waiting for an answer from you to ask the Albanian government where Hadi Sani Khani is now and how his condition is.. Ahmad Sani Khani on behalf of the family of “Hadi Sani Khani”. Where Is My Son Hadi Sani Khani? Albanian Government Should Answer.
Where Is My Son Hadi Sani Khani? Albanian Government Should Answer.
Family of “Hadi Sani Khani” seek help from international organizations
Letter from Hadi Sani Khani’s father to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Father of Hadi Sani khani, who defected from the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO) in Albania, sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and other international and European bodies, as well as Albanian government officials, expressing growing concern over his son’s enforced disappearance in Albania. He and his wife requested that this issue be dealt with.
The text of the letter is as follows:
His Excellency Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Greetings and best regards,
I am the father of Hadi Sani Khani living in Tehran, Iran. My son, who was born in 1980, left for Turkey in 2003 with a friend to work. He wanted to go to Europe to find a better job and income and start a new life. He was not political and did not have the slightest acquaintance with the MEK. In Turkey, like some other young people, he was tricked into Iraq and the headquarters of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK).
After we did not hear from him for some time, we learned that he was in Camp Ashraf in Iraq. I went to Iraq with Hadi’s mother and we approached the headquarters of the MEK. There we were able to meet Hadi in a very limited way.
In any case, four MEK officials were with us and did not leave us alone under any circumstances. They chased us out of the garrison and then disrespectfully warned us never to visit our son again. This was our last meeting with Hadi.
After that, we did not hear from Hadi and he did not contact us. Until 2016, when he was one of the last people to be transferred from Iraq to Albania, and he immediately left the organization and contacted us. During these four years, he never lost contact with us. He cited the main reason for his separation as not being allowed to communicate with his family within the organization. He said he would never accept a lack of contact with his family under any circumstances.
During all his contacts during this period, he constantly spoke against the MEK and recounted numerous examples of their betrayals and crimes. He praised people such as Ehsan Bidi, Hassan Heirani, Gholamreza Shekari, and others who helped him. He said that they were just like his brothers and they always supported him.
He received his refugee pension through the MEK for a short time, until, according to him, he was offered espionage and cooperation, and when he refused to do so, his pension was cut off by the MEK and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees refused to pay the amount. Therefore he faced serious financial problems.
At a time when one Euro was equivalent to 40,000 Iranian Rials, I sent him money several times same as other families, which he said that he helped others with this money. Unfortunately, during the last two years, due to the severity of sanctions and new economic conditions in Iran, and the excessive rise in the exchange rate and restrictions on the transfer of money, I could not send him money. He was in dire financial straits. At his last call about a month ago, he seemed very worried and anxious.
Hadi said that he works in a cafe as a waiter 14 hours a day, all days of the week, so that he can earn a living. He wanted to return to Iran from the beginning, but apparently the Albanian government did not agree to the MEK’s request. After four years in Albania, he still did not have an identity card or a work permit. He also said that the former members were constantly threatened and harassed by elements affiliated with the MEK.
While we were very worried about why Hadi had not called us for a long time and why even his phone did not answer, we were informed that the MEK published a letter attributed to him, the content of which was completely contrary to what he had said to us for four years. This doubled our concern because he had been repeatedly threatened by elements of the organization.
My wife, who is seriously ill, and I ask you to act immediately to find out about my forced disappearance son in Albania. The Albanian government must be held accountable. I am impatiently waiting for an answer from you to ask the Albanian government where Hadi Sani Khani is now and how his condition is.
Thanks a lot
Ahmad Sani Khani on behalf of the family of “Hadi Sani Khani”
Where Is My Son Hadi Sani Khani? Albanian Government Should Answer.
Hadi Sani Khani MEK Member Missing From Albania
Dr. Olsi Jazexhi, February 20 2021:… start an urgent investigation into the case of Hadi Sani Khani. They must investigate how was Hadi illegally smuggled outside of Albania. What was the role of Mehdi Ambrishamchi in his illegal cross border escape from Albania? What money was paid to Hadi to sign a fake letter against his friends and journalists like us and what promises did the Mojaheden command made to him for this letter? Did the Mojaheden command smuggle weapons into France together with Hadi Sani Khani? Is the Mojaheden command planning a false flag operation in France through Hadi Sani Khani in order to sabotage The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran Nuclear Deal)? Hadi Sani Khani MEK Member Missing From Albania
Back in October last year, Albanian journalist Gjergji Thanasi interviewed former MEK member Hadi Sani Khani in Tirana. Khani had left the MEK three years previously and had tried to make a life for himself. But, as with all former MEK members, he was denied ID papers and a work permit. To make ends meet he worked 14 hours a day cash-in-hand as a waiter in a café. When MEK labelled him an agent of the mullah’s regime, Khani scoffed at this, saying that if he was a spy why would he work in the café and for such long hours. But Khani was struggling. So, it is no surprise that he has now turned up in France in the clutches of the MEK. In a series of posts the MEK report that Khani has confessed to having been a paid agent of Iran’s ministry of intelligence whilst in Albania.
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A response to the letter that Mehdi Ambrishamchi directed to UN Secretary-General the Honorable António Guterres on behalf of Hadi Sani Khani
The Honorable António Guterres,
United Nations Secretary-General
The United Nations
New York, NY 10017
Your Excellency, Mr. Guterres
On February 14, 2021 the ex-terrorist organization of the Iranian Mojahedeen (also known as the National Council of Resistance of Iran, The Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization, MEK, MKO, Rajavi Cult etc) published a letter on its website signed by Hadi Sani-Khani an Iranian mujahedeen who in the past days has been smuggled into France by the mojaheden command. The letter was distributed and published by a section of MEK in Albania known as the Security and Counterterrorism Committee (SCC), chaired by the infamous ex-terrorist commander Mehdi Ambrishamchi. The original letter dated on February 17, 2021 mentioned the name of Mr. Mehdi Ambrishamchi as the chairman of SCC. However on February 18, 2021 the name of Mehdi Ambrishamchi was removed from the mujahedeen website, probably after a pan-European investigation has been launched by a group of European journalists and security experts who want to discover how did MEK manage to smuggle from Albania into France an ex-terrorist and foreign fighter like Hadi Sani Khani.
France has bad experience with smugglers from Albania. The Nice terror attack of July 14th, 2016 was made possible thanks to three Albanian citizens: Artan Henaj, Myslym Cenaj and Enkelejda Zace. They smuggled weapons and ammunition through the Albanian port of Durres to the Italian port of Bari and then through the Ventimiglie crossing border point into France. The Tunisian terrorist Mohamed Bouhlei used such weapons and ammunition in his terror attack in Nice.
We, Olsi Jazexhiu and Gjergji Thanasi investigate the illegal activities of MEK in Albania since many years. This organization which depicts itself as an exiled Iranian opposition group runs a paramilitary camp in the town of Manza in Durres, something illegal and criminal according to Albanian Penal Code. MEK makes illegal and terrorist calls for war and regime change against foreign countries which are members of the United Nations. They use our country as a base for their illegal and criminal activities which are condemned by your organization and the international law. The spread fake news and aim to terrorize the Western public opinion with fears in order to push Western governments into war with Iran. In the past years we have exposed MEK lies and fake news. Their claims for Iran’s alleged terror attacks in Albania have been exposed as fake news by us in a number of occasions:
According to data from Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) MEK hosts around 7000 ex-foreign fighters in our country. They are kept in isolation by their command in the camp of Manza. MEK’s soldiers live in isolation and are not allowed to have contact with the outside world including their families who want to meet them. They have no free access to the internet, television and people of the opposite sex. They are not allowed to fall in love, have sex, marry, have families or children. They are forced to live like radicalized soldiers, trained and waiting to wage a terrorist war against Iran. Their families have written many letters to the Albanian government, the United Nations etc and have demanded access to their relatives who are kept in isolation and radicalized with the jihadi ideology of war and regime change that their cult leaders indoctrinate them.
However, the mujahedeen command headed by Maryam Rajavi, Mehdi Ambrishamchi etc have so far been successful to stop their families and human rights organizations to have access to the camp and liberate many Iranian citizens who are kept in isolation from the outside world since more than two decades.
The Albanian government has also not helped to solve the crisis that exists within the MEK camp. The Mojahedeen who were brought to Albania via UNHCR as protected refugees are now being persecuted by their jihadi command which keeps them in isolation and refuses them basic human rights like the right to marry, have a job, free movement, freedom of belief, thought etc. The Mojahedeen camp of Manza resembles China’s Uyghurs Concentration camps of Xinjiang.
The Albanian government which has responsibility to defend the rights of mojaheden refugees has so far abandoned them at the hand of MEK command. There are hundreds of MEK soldiers who want to live in freedom and abandon the Mojaheden Cult but are denied the freedom to do so. If they manage to run away from the camp they face prison, death or starvation. The Albanian government does not give them work permits, travel documents and they face slow death by poverty. Inside the camp many MEK members are suffering infections from Covid-19 and many are dying since the Mojaheden command has not vaccinated and given proper social distancing measures to its jihadi soldiers. MEK members who have managed to liberate themselves from the cult live in poverty in the outskirts of Tirana, the capital of Albania.
This was the case of Mr. Hadi Sani Khani who was working 14 hours per day as a waiter in order to survive outside MEK camp.
However the MEK command which attacks and intimidates the defectors has condemned and blackmailed Hadi in the past accusing him as being an agent of Iran.
In Tirana the capital of Albania a large group of MEK defectors exist. These people have managed to escape the nightmare of the Mojaheden camp and decided to continue a civilian life. However they are viciously attacked by the Mojaheden command who accuses them as agents of Iran, terrorists etc. Through corruption, bribes and pressure MEK has managed to use Albanian state structures to intimidate and even jail many mojahedens who have abandoned jihad and do not want to take part in foreign wars for the sake of Maryam Rajavi and the Mojaheden command. People like Ehsan Bidi have been jailed and even forced by the Albanian police to smuggle himself into Greece. MEK is doing all it can to destroy its democratic and anti-cult opposition in Albania. It uses economic pressure, threats, jails, bribes and slander to scare and terrorize any of its members who wants to break free and abandon the jihadi cult of Maryam Rajavi.
Many Albanian media and journalists who know their desperate situation have tried to help the defectors in their quest for freedom. Journalists like us have exposed to the local and international media the vicious war that Maryam Rajavi and Mujahedin-e Khalq command is waging against the deradicalized defectors. We have brought to Albanian TV stations many MEK defectors who protest the insults, attacks and blackmails that MEK command does against them. They ask from Maryam Rajavi, Mehdi Ambrishamchi and other MEK commanders to live them alone. They do not want to engage in jihad against foreign countries since this is considered a terrorist crime according to Albanian and international law:
MEK has been very ruthless on attacking the media and journalists who expose MEK’s dirty war against its defectors. They have attacked journalists from Channel 4, BBC, Al-Jazeera, the Guardian and many Albanian media and journalists. Part of their latest attack with lies and slander is even the letter that Hadi Sani Khani signed on February 14, 2021. Hadi who was suffering from drug addiction, shortage of money and desperate situation – where he could not legally work in Albania agreed to betray his defecting friends and sign a letter full of lies dictated to him by the Mojahedeen command. He wrote this letter after MEK agreed to smuggle him into France. In this moment we have information that Hadi is hiding in Paris. MEK has organized a criminal trafficking operation and has sent him to France, probably via Greece using forged documents. We suspect that the smuggling operation was directed by the notorious ex-terrorist commander Mehdi Ambrishamchi who heads MEK’s “Security and Counterterrorism Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran”.
As journalists mentioned in the letter that MEK command directed to you we want to state that “we strongly reject all the lies and accusations that MEK command has issued against us. We challenge Maryam Rajavi, Mehdi Ambrishamchi and all the Mojaheden command to face us in the media and courts and prove their lies and not wage jihad of disinformation and terrorism against journalists.”
Through this letter we want to ensure you and all the listed individuals and organizations that we are not intimidated by the attacks, lies and terrorist blackmails of Mehdi Ambrishamchi and the Mojaheden command against us. We do not accept to sell our journalistic and humanitarian duty to defend the weak and expose ex-terrorist organizations like MEK who threaten people around the world.
We want appeal to you and your organization to do the best that you can to guarantee the safe movement and freedom of all Iranian mojahedeens in Albania, including those who renounce war and terrorism and do not want to break the international law and wage terrorist war against other countries. Your organization and other relevant agencies must ask the Albanian government:
- To dismantle and deradicalize the Mojaheden organization in Albania. Based on UN charter and international laws Albania should close the paramilitary camp of MEK and force the international and Albanian law to be implemented within and without the camp.
- Albania must give the right to work and travel to its Iranian refugees and must protect them from human rights abuse at the hand of the Mojaheden command.
- MEK commanders who abuse with their soldiers and have committed war crimes in Iran, Iraq, Albania and the world should face justice.
- MEK should release the prisoners of Iran – Iraq war which it keeps as slave soldiers in its camp since the time of Saddam Hussein.
- MEK should not be allowed to attack democracy in Albania and infringe the right of journalists like us to do our job.
- UNHCR and the Albanian government must support MEK defectors in Albania. They should have the right to free choice, abandoning of jihad and the Mojaheden camp, marrying, working, contacting their families and deradicalize themselves.
- UN and international organizations must demand from the Albanian state to start a process of mass deradicalization of MEK and stop MEK from threatening the security of Albania and the European Union. MEK should not be allowed to smuggle people / weapons and conflict into Europe or other countries of the world.
- The Mojaheden command and their leaders like Mehdi Ambrishamchi must be investigated for their involvement in the illegal smuggling of mojaheden ex-terrorist fighters into Europe. They must face justice for their smuggling operations in Europe.
- MEK should not be allowed to terrorize the European public opinion with fake news and lies against Iran, and it should not be allowed to challenge, scare and terrorize European policy makers about their relations with other countries.
For all the above we appeal to your Excellency, UNHCR, UNHCHR, Interior Ministry of Albania and the General Director of State Police of Albania to do all you can to stop human rights abuses and intimidation that MEK command does against its members and journalists in Albania and the world.
We appeal to Albanian and French authorities to start an urgent investigation into the case of Hadi Sani Khani. They must investigate how was Hadi illegally smuggled outside of Albania. What was the role of Mehdi Ambrishamchi in his illegal cross border escape from Albania? What money was paid to Hadi to sign a fake letter against his friends and journalists like us and what promises did the Mojaheden command made to him for this letter? Did the Mojaheden command smuggle weapons into France together with Hadi Sani Khani? Is the Mojaheden command planning a false flag operation in France through Hadi Sani Khani in order to sabotage The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran Nuclear Deal)?
We also appeal to French authorities to take all the necessary measures to defend Hadi from further Mojaheden blackmail and misuse. Mr. Hadi Sani Khani is addicted to a controlled substance called Tramadol. Such an addiction makes him suitable to be used in false flag terror attacks. He can be used by the Mojaheden command to endanger the security of a NATO member country like France where we believe he is hiding at present. Based on the past record and present MEK condemnation of The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran Nuclear Deal) we fear that the Mojaheden command might use him or other mojahedens for staging false flag terrorist operations in Europe.
For these reasons we appeal to you and other institutions listed in this letter to do all that you can to stop the Mojaheden mafia from provoking a terrorist scandal in Europe.
Olsi Jazexhi and Gjergji Thanasi
The Honorable Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights;
The Honorable Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior of France
The Honorable Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees;
The Honorable Bledar Çuçi, Minister of Interior of the Republic Albania
Ms. Julie Verhaar, Acting General Secretary General of the Amnesty International;
Ms. Alice Mogwe, International Federation of Human Rights;
Mr. Ardi Veliu, the General Director of State Police;
The Honorable Milan Zver, MEP and Co-Chair of the Friends of Free Iran Intergroup in the European Parliament;
The Honorable Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs
Mr. Mehdi Ambrishamchi, Chairman, Security and Counterterrorism Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
Hadi Sani Khani MEK Member Missing From Albania