Members of the Association for the Support of Iranians Living in Albania (ASILA) took a trip to Përmet to hold a book fair. They went to the town in south of Tirana on Saturday December 17th.
Established by defectors of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/ PMOI) ASILA is aimed to develop cultural relations between Iranian residents in Albania and the Albanian community.
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This is the sixth book fair ASILA sets up around Albanian territory. Albanian and Iranian members of the association have previously hold book stands in Tirana, Durrës, Elbasan, Korçë, Pogradec in order to donate books on Iranian Literature and culture and autobiographies of two members of ASILA, Rahman Mohammadian and Khalil Ansarian.
Although six of ASILA members who have been defectors of the MEK are now under detention of the Albanian border and immigration Police without charge, the association continues its cultural and humanitarian activities.
Përmet is a city and municipality in Gjirokastër County, southern Albania. The municipality of Përmet consists of the administrative units of Çarçovë, Frashër, Petran, Qendër Piskovë and Përmet. The total population is 10,614, in a total area of 602.47 km².