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Ebrahim Khodabandeh pens letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery

Tomoya Obokata

United Nations Human Rights
Office of the High Commissioner

Prof. Tomoya Obokata
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery

Greetings and Regards
This is Ebrahim Khodabandeh, the CEO of Nejat Society in Iran. Nejat Society belongs to the families of the members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, MKO) lead by Maryam Rajavi. The group is now living in a remote and closed camp in Albania isolated from the outside world.
MEK is a mind control destructive cult. They had their bases in Iraq under Saddam Hussein and were active during the Iran-Iraq war on the side of the enemy. Their main base was Ashraf Garrison. They were fully armed and financed and supported by Iraqi Ba’ath Regime.
After the fall of Saddam Hussein, many MEK members managed to flee from Ashraf and reported lots of atrocities against the members including physical and mental pressure, solitary confinement, torture, and even execution. Those who tried to escape ended up in Abu-Ghraib prison.
According to the cultic rules and regulations of the MEK, the followings are forbidden inside the cult and the wrongdoers are liable for punishment.

– Marriage and forming a family,
– Trying to leave the cult,
– Criticizing the leader and the cult,
– Contacting the outside world particularity family and friends,
– Having private thoughts and belongings

The MEK moved to Albania in 2016 and they established the same remote and closed camp in Manëz in the province of Durrës, also isolated from the outside world with the same Cultic rules and regulations.
The MEK members are suffering from modern slavery. They have no way out and they have been subject to mind manipulation and brain washing for decades away from society and their families.
The families of these members expect you as a UN official to intervene into the matter via the Albanian government to arrange for the families to have access to their loved ones inside the camp in order to be in touch with them. Some of these families have had no contact with their relatives for decades.
I am anxiously looking forward to hearing from you
Ebrahim Khodabandeh, CEO of the Nejat Society

Some references for further information:
Destructive and Terrorist Cults: A New Kind of Slavery: Leader, Followers, and Mind Manipulation Paperback – September 15, 2014
By Masoud Banisadr (Author), Prof Janja Lalich (Author), & 3 more

The Mujahedin-e Khalq in Iraq
A Policy Conundrum
By RAND, Jeremiah Goulka, Lydia Hansell, Elizabeth Wilke, Judith Larson

No Exit
Human Rights Abuses inside the Mojahedin Khalq Camps
By Human Rights Watch (HRW), May 2005

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