Mr Parsa Sorbi will moderate an online debate on Mardom TV on Friday 20th November (at 11am New York time, at 17pm Germany time, at 19:30pm Teheran time).
Broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube, a panel of experts will discuss the question. Audience participation is welcome in a Q&A after each section.
The program is in English.
PART ONE – POLITICAL CONTEXT
In this section, experts talk about the effect of the Trump administration on the fortunes of the MEK in America, Albania and Europe.
Mr Sina Toossi, Senior Research Analyst at the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), Washington
Mr Massoud Khodabandeh, Middle East Strategy Consultants, former MEK member, UK
Dr Olsi Yazeji, Albanian-Canadian Historian, media presenter, Albania
Mr Reza Jebelli Sadeghi, former MEK official in the USA, now working in the EU Parliament, Brussels
PART TWO – MEK IN ALBANIA
This section focuses on MEK activities and behaviour since arriving in Albania and local reactions.
Mr Gjergji Thanasi, award winning investigative journalist, Albania
Ms Migena Bala, lawyer from Tirana, Albania
Mr Hassan Heyrani, businessman in Tirana, former MEK member representing the ex-members in Albania from Tirana
PART THREE – MEK AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
This section drills down into the behaviour of the MEK in relation to Albanian civic life and lives of the membership.
Mr Edward Termado, Armenian-Iranian former POW (Iran-Iraq war) and former MEK member, Germany
Ms Anne Singleton, Open Minds – Cults and Deradicalization expert, UK
Returning to the question – With Trump gone, is the MEK finished? – panellists will offer their analyses and answer audience questions