Mr. Edi Rama
Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania
The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported from a knowledgeable security source that a former member of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK, Rajavi terrorist cult) who tried to enter the country from Albania on April 4 of this year was arrested and is now in custody.
The person in question is Mr. Ehsan Bidi, who is a former member of the MEK and has been separated from this organization for about a decade and is a refugee in your country. He is registered as a refugee with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in your country and has legitimate rights of a refugee recognized by the UN. He did hold Albanian Identification document.
During the past years, the highest mental and physical pressures have been applied on this person at the request of Maryam Rajavi, who is a terrorist leader sheltered in your country. On two occasions, he was detained in Karrec camp for one year each time, and recently he was detained for 6 months together with five former members of the MEK in this camp in the worst conditions.
Mr. Prime Minister
On the one hand, you don’t miss any opportunity to condemn the gross violation of human rights in Iran, and on the other hand, you forcefully return the asylum seeker to Iran to be arrested and detained, and now he has a court case for the crime of membership of a terrorist organization.
Apparently, the officials of your government claim that Ehsan Bidi has signed that he wants to return to Iran. What your government and police did to Mr. Bidi during this time, if it was done to anyone else, he would have signed his own death sentence. Certainly, the Albanian government has not left a good international record in this regard.
According to the information received by the Albanian police, in collusion with the Turkish police, Mr. Ehsan Bidi was first sent to Istanbul under custody and then forcibly sent to Tehran by the Istanbul police, and since he did not have any identification documents, and it was only determined that he was a member of the Rajavi terrorist cult, he has been arrested and detained by Iranian security forces. Even the Iranian consulate in Istanbul or the Iranian embassy in Ankara were not informed about the matter.
The action of the Albanian government is a clear violation of international laws and United Nations conventions, which this government has signed and claims to protect refugees and human rights. The Albanian government is fully responsible for the current situation of Ehsan Bidi in the eyes of the international community and must be held accountable.
Recently, two of the six people detained in the Karrec camp were sent to Greece by threat and coercion against all asylum laws, and they are currently in detention in that country and their fate is unknown.
These actions have no other benefit other than to please Maryam Rajavi and her terrorist cult. We will pursue this inhuman act and clear violation of asylum rights through our friends in Europe in international organizations and the European Union.
CEO of Nejat Society