Ebrahim Khodabandeh, CEO of the Nejat Society, wrote a detailed letter to the authorities in the Albanian government, which was delivered by the Nejat Society of Albania on January 24 of this year, along with some attachments. This letter contained new information as well as requests from the Albanian government.
Parts of this letter are summarized as below:
To the responsible authorities in the Albanian government
Greetings and respect
I would like to present some issues as follows:
On June 20 of last year, the isolated and remote camp of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO, Rajavi Cult) in Albania was inspected by police forces with a judicial directive. Of course, the reaction of the organization was violent and illegal, as it appears from its cultic nature and has been repeated in Iraq and other countries in the past.
Before that, the respected Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania announced in various interviews and statements that the MEK members were accepted in Albania for humanitarian reasons, but they did not adhere to their commitments and became a threat to national security. It is not a secret to anyone that the MEK targets the psychological and physical security of the Iranian people from the territory of Albania.
During the 7 years that the MEK has enjoyed the unrestricted hospitality of the country of Albania, the families of its members have been deprived of receiving visas and traveling to Albania and visiting their loved ones. After the turning point of June 20, the families expected that, firstly, an opening would be provided for the suffering families to travel to Albania, and secondly, the hostile actions of the MEK against the people of Iran would be prevented, but in both cases, the expectations were not fulfilled.
The ban on families entering Albania, which is said to have been at the request of the MEK, is still in force months after the violent and cultic nature of the MEK was exposed, and as far as the families are concerned, the conditions in Albania has not changed after June 20 and this cult is fully allowed to firstly violate the most basic human rights of its members and secondly to threaten the security of the Iranian nation from the territory of Albania.
The government of Albania has announced that it does not provide the Internet to the MEK camp in Albania, but the MEK continues to widely attract individuals from the Albanian soil through the Internet with deception or inducement or even threats, and leads destructive and abusive actions according to those who recently left the organization. This process continues with all intensity from the organization’s camp in Albania, as it was in the past. Several cases of recent confessions to such actions from the organization’s own propaganda machine are attached.
As you are aware, since the MEK entered Albania, many members have separated and some have begun to expose the internal affairs of the organization. Some of these former members have organized themselves in Albania and have been supported by their families and the Nejat Society. These people want to return to normal life as soon as possible with the help of Nejat Society and responsible authorities. The people who are under the protection of the Nejat Society fully adhere to the laws and regulations of the country of Albania and avoid political and intelligence activities; and based on their sense of responsibility towards the families, they engage in human rights activities to fulfill the wishes of the family.
. . . . . . .
Below, I will summarize the demands of the families and the Nejat Society:
A policy be adopted so that the families be pleased after years of sorrow and hardship. There are people inside the MEK camp who want to leave. Respected authorities can create a space for these people to have access to their families and to the Nejat Society so that they can choose and experience a free life if they wish. The people inside the camp have been in an isolated environment and under cultic brainwashing for years, and they have no image of the world outside of the cult, and they are unnecessarily afraid of it and consider themselves unable to face it.
An arrangement be made to give visas to the families of former and current members of the MEK. These families and the Nejat Society pledge to firstly obey the laws and regulations of the Albanian government and the rules set by the responsible authorities, and secondly, their stay in Albania is limited to the duration of their visas.
A procedure be taken to remove the bans and cultic boundaries of the camp of the MEK in Albania, so that the members stationed there can communicate freely with the outside world. It means that the MEK should treat its members like all other organizations, groups and parties, and should not violate the basic human rights of its members and their families and recognize them.
CEO of Najat Society