Up To Date - No 121, November 2019

a publication of AAWA-Association


 نشریه انگلیسی زبان کانون آوا شماره 121 ماه نوامبر 2019 در8 صفحه منتشر شد.


 The Iranian opposition fighters who mustn't think about sex

For six years, Albania has been home to one of Iran's main opposition groups, the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, or MEK. But hundreds of members have walked out - some complaining about the organisation's rigid rules enforcing celibacy, and control over contact with family. Now, dozens languish in the Albanian capital, Tirana, unable to return to Iran or get on with their lives.

By Linda Pressly and Albana Kasapi BBC News, Tirana, November 11 2019


MEK may conduct terror attacks in Europe and place the blame on Tehran, says expert
An expert on U.S. foreign policy believes the Mojahedin-e Khalq terrorist organization may carry out acts of terror and sabotage in Europe and place the blame on Tehran. “The group has had ample experience in carrying out killings and assassinations. The cult will not even allow members to defect,” said Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, in an interview with the Balkans Post.

Soraya Sepahpour-Utrich, Balkans Post, November 12 2019


Earthquake Destroyed MEK Camp in Albania
… While Albanian citizens living in Tirana and Durres, 30 km and 15 km from the epicenter respectively, had some luck to avoid disaster, the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) aka National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCR) had none. Stationed only 5 km from the epicenter of the main earthquake, as well as less than a kilometer away from the epicenter of powerful 5.3-magnitude aftershock, the residents of poorly built barracks of the Ashraf-3 base have experienced true horror. Earthquake Destroyed MEK Camp in Albania

 Balkans Post, November 30 2019