Everywhere prisoners are allowed family visit, why not in the MEK?

Ms. Zahra Shahbaz Mansouri, daughter of Reza Shahbaz Mansouri, based in the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) Camp in Albania, wrote a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Albania expressing concern about her father’s health and calling for an investigation.

The text of the letter is as follows:

Representative of the WHO in Albania

Greetings and best regards,

I am Zahra Shahbaz Mansouri, daughter of Reza Shahbaz Mansouri.
My father is currently in the MEK camp in Albania. He left Iran years ago to find a job and more income. We later found out that he was deceived by the elements of the MEK and transferred to Iraq.

In all these years, we have not met him or even heard his voice, and it is the ultimate wish of every child to be able to communicate with his father and be informed of his condition.

You know that even in the most dreadful prisons in the world, and in the case of the most dangerous prisoners, families are allowed to contact the prisoner. But we are also deprived of this minimum possibility of meeting.
Who can help us deprived families? To which international body should we take our grievances to support us? Does anyone in the world pay attention to our rights?

Most importantly, my father has the infection of Covid-19 virus at the MEK camp in Albania and he is in critical condition. The sanitary facilities inside the camp are not so good due to the closed group life and many deaths have been reported so far.

I desperately ask you not to neglect any action that can be taken to alleviate my family’s worries.please help us get news of my father conditions and be allowed to contact him.

Surely you know a child’s worries about his father when he is sick. Please understand how we must be feeling and do not hesitate to pursue this issue.

Thanks and best regards,
Zahra Shahbaz Mansouri
Mashhad, Iran

Copy to:
Office of the Prime Minister of Albania
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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