Letter of “mothers, the forgotten victims” to Maria Arena

The desire of families is to meet their loved ones or at least hear their voices for a few minutes

A letter was sent by Ms Sorayya Abdollahi, Head of the “Mothers, Forgotten Victims”, to the Head of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights, Ms Maria Arena.

The text of the letter is as follows:

Ms Maria Arena, Head of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights
Greetings and Regards

We are the mothers and families of those who were deceitfully transferred by the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO) from countries such as Turkey, Pakistan, Kuwait as well as the prisoners of Iraq-Iran war during the era of Saddam Hussein to MEK camp in Iraq. These people were then transferred to Albania in 2016 and settled in an isolated and remote camp.

The families of MEK members based in the camp in Albania, especially the suffering mothers, have been unaware of their children’s condition for some forty years, as MEK members are completely out of touch with the outside world.

The desire of families is to meet their loved ones or at least hear their voices for a few minutes. Now, if we consider these people as prisoners, according to international regulations and laws in any country, visiting the family and meeting the next of kin is the least recognized right. Now, considering this important issue, it is necessary to mention that the members captured in the MEK camp in Albania are deprived of the slightest human rights.

A campaign received more than 11,000 signatures from families and their relatives in Iran and other countries requesting the Albanian government to let them meet with their loved ones in Albania, or at least let them an audio and video communication. The Albanian authorities in support of the MEK did not pay any attention to the families’ demands. The photo and all the necessary documents were also sent to Albanian government officials and international organizations, but so far we, the families, have not received any response.

As a suffering mother, my son Amir Aslan Hassanzadeh has entered this terrorist cult with deception, and on behalf of all mothers and families, I urge you, as a European human rights official, to call on the Albanian government and ask them for what sin mothers are not allowed having any contact with their children.

Sorayya Abdollahi

“Mothers, the Forgotten Victims”

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