Ms. Masoumeh Azad Manjiri wrote the following letter to the World Health Organization in Albania regarding the health of her sister Maryam Azad Manjiri:
Representative of the World Health Organization in Albania
Greetings and best regards
I am Masoumeh Azad Manjiri, the sister of Maryam Azad Manjiri, who is currently in the closed and remote camp of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) in Albania and has no connection with the outside world.
My family and I have not seen Maryam for many years and we have not heard her voice and we have not even received a message from her, and this issue always torments us.
Now the news worries us a lot, and that is that Maryam 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 also unfavorable.
We, Maryam’s family, have no desire other than hearing her voice and hearing about her health. Of course, Albania does not give 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 desperately ask you not to neglect any action that is conceivable and fruitful in order to alleviate my and my family’s concerns, so that news of my sister reaches us and communication becomes possible.
You probably know very well how a sister feels in such a situation. Is it acceptable to prevent MEK members from communicating with their families in these circumstances?
Masoumeh Azad Manjiri
Iran – Khorasan Razavi – Sabzevar
Office of the Prime Minister of Albania
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights