Families of the captured members at the MEK camp in Albania wrote a letter to the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, expressing concern about the health of their loved ones seeking help to gain information about their family members.
The text of the letter is as follows:
Dear Dr. Tedros Adhanom
Director General of the World Health Organization
Greetings and best regards,
Congratulations on the occasion of the 7th of April, World Health Day, to you and all your colleagues around the world and wishing a healthy and disease-free world on the year 2021 which is named”Year of the Health and Care Workers”, with the slogan of”Building a fairer, healthier world”.
We would like to inform you that:
Covid-19 virus disease has taken a heavy toll on the world body, and its impact on countries that were previously considered vulnerable before the pandemic has been far greater. These communities, which are more prone to disease, do not have access to adequate health care services and as a result, face many difficulties in controlling the virus.
You are well aware that one of these countries is Albania. A country that has housed about 2,500 members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO) in a remote and isolated camp outside Tirana.
Since the outbreak of the disease, there is no exact information about the health status of the people living in the camp, despite numerous letters and expressions of concern from the families about the ambiguous health status of the camp, as well as the news that several people died of Covid-19 virus.
On the anniversary of the establishment of the World Health Organization, we, the families of those stationed in the MEK Camp in Albania, are increasingly concerned.
Therefore, in line with this year’s slogan of the World Health Organization, we desperately ask you to help us families to contact and get information about the situation of our loved ones in Albania.
A group of families of members of the MEK from Yazd province in Iran
Honorable representative of the World Health Organization in Iran
Honorable representative of the World Health Organization in Albania