Mr. Karim A. A. Khan QC
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Greetings and respects,
We, a group of Khuzestani families of members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO, Rajavi Cult) in the camp of this organization in Albania, were informed that a number of former members of the MEK filed a complaint against the leaders of this organization for systematic and widespread crimes against them in one of the Iranian courts. Obtaining a final verdict, the relevant documents have been handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague for further action.
The plaintiffs in this case, each in the presence of a judge in Iran, pointed to many cases of violation of the most obvious human rights of members by the leaders of the MEK, which we families, while supporting these plaintiffs, believe that the internal relations of the MEK are strained. Let us bring the following to your attention:
Years ago, MEK leaders lured our children into Iraq by using deceptive schemes, such as getting a job in Europe, seeking asylum in European countries, or using brainwashing and deception methods.
The leaders of the MEK have been depriving our children of any face-to-face meetings or telephone contact with their families for years in order to advance their goals, and they are abusing them in illegal acts.
According to former members of the MEK, the leaders of the MEK always deprive members of their most obvious human rights and severely suppress their humanitarian demands.
As members’ families, we often went to the MEK headquarters in Iraq to visit our loved ones, but the authorities there, at the behest of Massoud and Maryam Rajavi, had the worst inhumane treatment against us, including insulting and throwing stones at us.
After being transferred to Albania, MEK leaders continued to prevent members from connecting with their families or choosing the path of their lives, despite being in an independent and free country.
Members who break away from the MEK in Albania are required by UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to pay their monthly salaries by the MEK. But according to former members, MEK leaders pay their salaries if they spy for the MEK on other former members. Also, another condition of the MEK leaders for the former members is that they should not contact their families and if they do, they should report it to the officials of the organization.
Now, according to the above points, we ask you to follow the issue of the deplorable situation of our children there, by sending an independent delegation to the MEK camp in Albania, away from any political considerations and equations.
We remind you that for several years we, the families, have applied for visas from the Albanian government to travel to their country to visit our children, but unfortunately, the Albanian government has left our application unanswered every time.
We, the families, urge you to intervene as soon as possible and summon the leaders of the MEK to the international trial in order to investigate and take further action against the complaints of 42 people whose documents are in your possession.
A group of Khuzestani families of the members of the MEK in Albania
(Khuzestan is a province in southwestern Iran)