Iranian files complaint to United Nations against Albania because of MEK
The Iranian Muhammad Aqt Aabay filed a complaint to the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances against the Albanian government for the MEK's concealment of the fate of his brother, who is in Camp Ashraf 3 in Albania.
Ashraf News quoted for Muhammad Aq Atabay as saying in his message posted on the Internet that the brother of Muhammad Aq Atabay is detained in the Mujahid Khalq camp in Albania and his fate is unknown. He has filed a complaint against the Albanian government to the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances under The United Nations Convention against the Protection of All Persons, to explain his brother's story. "
In his complaint to the United Nations, Muhammad Aq Atabay asked to find his brother and allow him to communicate with him, indicating that “the brother Muhammad Aq Atabay is from the city of Ganbad Kavous in Golestan province in northern Iran. The MEK arrested him more than 35 years ago during the Iran-Iraq war and was forcibly transferred to the organization camp in Iraq. "
He added, "I went to the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances in Geneva, Switzerland in 2013 to find and contact him with a number of families whose loved ones also disappeared in Iraq. An official in the committee told me that they could not do anything for us because Iraq is not a signatory in the United Nations International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
He explained, "It has been 4 years to MEK presence in Albania, and certainly my brother was forcibly transferred to Albania with this organization, and Albania is one of the countries that signed the relevant agreement, and according to the provisions of this agreement, it is responsible for the work of organizations and groups such as the Mujahideen Khalq, which are based in this country and fully support it."
The Iranian, Muhammad Aq Atabay, pointed out that, "During all these years, I sent letters to all executives and relevant officials in the Albanian government requesting to find my brother and give me the opportunity to meet him or at least contact him, but my efforts were completely unsuccessful and I did not receive any response from the Albanian authorities. It should be noted that the Albanian government does not grant entry visas to Iranian citizens at the request of the MEK, so it is impossible for me to travel to that country and follow up the matter with the judicial authorities there."
Aq Atabay referred to the outbreak of the Corona virus among the MEK members in Albania, and said, "With the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus and the death of dozens of people trapped in the MEK camp in Albania in recent weeks, my concern about my brother's condition has increased."
He concluded by saying, "My request is that my complaint to the Albanian government be taken into account. The Albanian government should be held accountable for the actions of the MEK in its country under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. He has disappeared and I want to communicate with him and ensure his safety."MEKPMOIMKOMujahideenAlbaniaMassoud RajaviMaryam Rajavi