The brother of Behzad Farrokhi, a hostage of the Mujahedin-e Khalq declared his support for the six arrested members of the Association for the Support of Iranians Living in Albania.
In a visit to Nejat Society Mazandaran office, Hamid Farrokhi whose brother, Behzad have been taken as a hostage by the MEK for 35 years expressed his sorrow for the detention of six defectors of the group who are now members of ASILA.
Behzad was a soldier serving in Iran-Iraq war when he was taken as a war prisoner by Iraq forces and he was then recruited by the MEK through their fraudulent tactics in 1988. “They took my brother to their camp, Ashraf and we have not been able to contact him since then,” he said. Behzad is now in the MEK’s headquarters in Albania called Ashraf 3.
Regarding the arrest of six former members of the MEK who had founded the Association for the Support of Iranians Living in Albania (ASILA) by the Albanian border and immigration Police, Hamid suggests that their detention is an “inhuman act” that has been done under the influence of the MEK in the Albanian government. “The MEK makes efforts to pressure ASILA in order to stop their revealing activities against the group,” he supposed.
He expressed his support for ASILA association as an entity that gives his family the hope for liberation of his brother from the bars of the Cult of Rajavi. “As a family member whose loved one is taken as a hostage in the Cult of Rajavi, I condemn what the Albanian government committed against six members of ASILA,” Hamid Farrokhi stated. “I am seriously concerned about the conditions of the detained members and I ask the Albanian authorities to release them immediately so that they can join their families.”