A letter from Mr Ebrahim Khodabandeh, CEO of the Nejat Society of Iran, was sent to the Head of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), Ms Maria Arena MEP.
The text of the letter is as follows:
Ms Maria Arena MEP, Head of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI)
Bât. ALTIERO SPINELLI
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
Greetings and best regards
On behalf of the suffering families of members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO, Rajavi Cult), based in the organization’s camp in Albania, I would like to inform you that this organization, due to its cultic behavior, prevents its members from communicating with the outside world, particularly with family and friends.
Recently, a petition was signed by more than 11,000 relatives, acquaintances and friends of these MEK members, in Iran and other countries, who asked the Albanian government to let them to contact their loved ones inside the MEK camp. Also, more than a thousand letters were sent individually with photos, specifications and documents to Albanian officials, as well as European and international bodies with the same request. Unfortunately, no response was received.
MEK officials not only ignored these demands but also threatened, insulted and slandered the media and personalities who had endorsed this human rights demand, and unfortunately the Albanian government is irrationally collaborating with this terrorist cult.
You are aware that Albania wants to join the European Union, but this request has not yet received a positive response due to the level of corruption in the country’s administrative, political and judicial system and the failure to meet the necessary standards. The presence of a terrorist cult in this country, which violates even the most basic human rights of its members, is a matter of concern for EU officials.
I urge you, as a European human rights official, to take a stand on this issue and endorse the legitimate demands of the families, and ask the Albanian government, which is responsible for this organization in its own country, why elderly mothers and fathers after some four decades should not have contact with their children.
I look forward to your reply to this letter.
Tehran – Nejat Society
September 5, 2020