Representative of the World Health Organization in Albania
Greetings and best regards,
I am Hamid Shaeri, the brother of Ahmad Shaeri, who is now stationed in a closed and remote camp of Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO) in Albania with no connection to the outside world.
It goes without saying that my family and I have not seen my brother for many years and we have not heard his voice on the phone and we have not even received a message from him, and this always bothers us.
But now we are very worried about the news, and that is that on the one hand, our brother is probably infected with the Covid-19 virus and is in a very acute condition, and on the other hand, the health conditions inside the camp are unfavorable.
We, the family of Ahmad Shaeri, have no desire other than hearing his voice and learning about his health. Of course, Albania does not grant us visas in support of the MEK and does not allow us to travel. The MEK does not even allow a single phone call to its members.
I ask you not to neglect any action that is conceivable and fruitful in order to alleviate the concerns of me and my family, so that news of our brother reaches us and communication is possible.
You must know very well how a brother feels in such a situation. Is it acceptable to prevent MEK members from communicating with their families in these circumstances?
Office of the Prime Minister of Albania
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights