The families of the members of the MEK in Albania from Ardabil province protest against the treatment of a former member of this organization by the authorities of this country
Families of members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK) in Albania from Ardabil Province (North West Iran) have issued a letter to the Albanian Interior Minister protesting the organization’s recent collusion with corrupt elements in the Albanian government regarding Mr. Ehsan Bidi, a former member of the organization.
According to Feraq news-analytical website, the text of this letter is addressed to Mr. Sander Lleshaj, Minister of Interior of Albania, a copy of which has been sent to other officials of this country and European and international authorities and the media:
Mr. Sander Lleshaj, Honorable Minister of Interior of the Republic of Albania
The families of members of the MEK in Albania are trying to get in touch with their loved ones in the organization’s camp and find out about their situation. They are now receiving news about the organization’s conspiracy in collaboration with corrupt elements in the Albanian government against a former member has greatly worried the families.
Since last year, the MEK has handed over one of its former members, Mr. Ehsan Bidi, to Albanian security officials in an illegal conspiracy.
Unfortunately, the relevant authorities of the Albanian government have not yet provided any logical explanation for this, and now we are informed that the decision has been made to deal with him more unconventionally. Ehsan Bidi was not allowed to visit during this period and was denied access to a lawyer.
We, the families, are sure that MEK has setup a trap against Mr. Bidi, because of his revelations about the internal behaviors of Massoud and Maryam Rajavi, the leaders of this organization, in order to warn other dissidents and their dissatisfied members.
As for the unfriendly attitude of the Albanian government, it should be noted that our children and loved ones arrived in Albania as asylum seekers in agreement with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and we expect the Albanian government to respect the rights of asylum seekers in accordance with international law.
Unfortunately, what we are witnessing today is a clear violation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) rules, including cutting off the monthly pensions of former members and not issuing identity documents to them in accordance with international standards.
Finally, we, the families, expect the Albanian government to provide security for those who break away from the MEK in this country so that they can live in peace and freedom in a country that claims democracy, freedom of expression and is on the verge of joining the European Union.
A group of families in Ardabil province (North West of Iran)
Faragh Society, Ardebil Provence