We have been informed that you have travelled to Albania intending to meet with Maryam Rajavi the wife of Massoud Rajavi, leader of the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (aka MEK, NCRI). We have also discovered that, in an interview with Albanian media and to the question of the reporter about your views about the Mojahedin Khalq (Rajavi cult), you have responded: “I have not yet met them [MEK] but I have heard they don’t have any problems in Albania”.
Dear Dr Shaheed,
We are a group of ex-members of the MEK in Albania who are residing in Tirana. We have all sorts of problems caused by the group. We are amazed that a person like you has not heard about all these problems here.
How can you accept that a political refugee in Albania instead of receiving his/her benefits (housing, payment, medical care, etc.) from the UNHCR and the local authorities and national government of Albania, is forced to get it as a hand-out from the leadership of the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation? And how is it not obvious to you that the MEK uses this arrangement to take all sorts of advantages whether political, social, personal and even extending it to the misuse of our families?
Why don’t you and the UNHCR arrange a situation so that the ex-members and members alike could receive their benefits directly from the UNHCR according to the UN’s own clear laws? Don’t you think that the refusal of the UNHCR office in Tirana to apply the UN laws and the help it gives to the MEK to put pressure on the ex-members and members alike is a breach of UN laws pertaining to refugees and their fundamental human rights?
Don’t you think it would be better that you, instead of only arranging to meet with Maryam Rajavi, would also perhaps visit a few of the ex-members trapped in Tirana? Or even visit a few members inside the Mojahedin Khalq and have private conversations with them without the presence of MEK minders?
Unfortunately, Iran over the past years has been the main beneficiary of your clandestine and deeply suspicious and corrupt relationship with the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation and its criminal leaders. And unfortunately you alongside the MEK have been the biggest obstacle in pushing forward the issue of human rights in Iran.
Your honor, are you aware of the violation of Human Rights in this Cult like Organization?
-Prevention of the members from outside world even their children and families.
-Military use of the children.
-Suppression of the dissident members, imprisonment, torture, and killing them at the time of Sadam Hossein the late Iraqi dictator.
-Force divorcing the members from their spouse and separating the children from their parents.
-Running systematic mind manipulation and inquisition sessions, against the members.
At the end we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to your honor and thank you again for all your humanitarian activities.
With best regards
“Azadi Associaition”, the survivors in Albania
– UN Secretary General
– Mr Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
– Ministers of Affairs of the EU
– Relevant MEPs