The honorable President of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Albania,
The honorable Albanian Prime Minister, Mr. Edi Rama,
I am Khalil Ansarian a former member of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK). I was relocated in Albania by the UNHCR, in 2016 and I left the MEK’s camp in Manez, in 2017. The Albanian government approved us a humanitarian status based on which we are granted annual residence permit every year.
On November 8th, 2022, the Albanian Immigration and border department contacted some of my friends, Hassan Heirani, Ali Hajari, Gholamreza Shekari, Mehdi Soleimani and Hassan Shahbaz and summoned them to the department where they were told that they had entered Albania illegally. This is while residence permits of these people have been issued by the very department and they have not been expired yet.
My friends are detained in the illegal refugees detention center under the flag of UNHCR! Four of them are married to Albanian ladies. My detained friends have gone on hunger strike. This is their right to know why they have been arrested. No accusation has been expressed to them and the Police does not gi8ve any answer to our repeated appeals.
I request you to take proper action for the case of my friends preventing their rights to be violated.