Iran Interlink Weekly Digest

  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 205

    ++ This week several more MEK members have separated from the cult and taken up residence in what is referred to as the ‘hotel’. The residents – around 240 – in this block are still paid for by the MEK, so are not completely independent…

  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 204

    ++ In Albania, former MEK members reacted to Maryam Rajavi’s promise to the UNHCR that she would reinstate payment of their refugee allowances to them. They say she is lying. “What she means is ‘do as I say’, and if you don’t she invents an…

  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 203

    ++ Among the reactions to Zahra Merrikhi’s appointment as head of the MEK, some commentators remind us this is the fourth time a Secretary General has been announced. The first time was when Massoud Rajavi introduced Maryam as Secretary General of the MEK and everyone…

  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 202

    ++ In Albania this week the MEK staged an event to mark the 52nd anniversary of the foundation of the organisation. Maryam Rajavi, of course, talked about her ten-point plan for women and appointed Zahra Merrikhi as head of the MEK. A lot of money…

  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 201

    ++ This week saw the anniversary of the 1981 assassination of Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar and President Mohammad Ali Rajai by the MEK in Iran. Iran calls it ‘the day of fighting terrorism’. One of the events to mark this assassination was held in the…

  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 200

    ++  Sahar Family Foundation (SFF) along with some families of MEK members met with Albanian officials in the Interior Ministry of Albania. Officials told SFF that there are now around 240 former members who have left the MEK. One official said that in addition, tens…

  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 199

    ++ There have been many different interpretations of the visit by four American senators to Albania, during which they also met with Maryam Rajavi. One group have explained that the MEK are lying again because they tried to claim the senators had gone specifically to…

  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 198

    ++ In Albania there have been many letters sent covertly from inside the MEK written by people who want to leave. They talk about the mobile telephone system given to MEK leaders by the Pentagon enabling them to track their movements and communications. They say…

  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 197

    ++ Reports from Albania reveal that the MEK has issued new mobile phones to those members who are allowed to leave the camp. They must stay in groups of two or three in order to monitor each other. They are instructed not to talk to…

  • Iran Interlink Weekly Digest – 196

    ++ Lebanese cleric Allameh Sayed Mohamad Ali El Husseini had acted as the chief advisor to Maryam Rajavi on Islamic and Arabic issues. He participated in many events and meetings with Rajavi and she heaped praise on him for many years. This week he came…

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