Ashraf 3: The Headquarter of MEK
The Iranian Resistance, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK), came to Albania in 2016 and created a whole new city out of the undeveloped land. The MEK has, understandably, been a focus of media attention as the cause for regime change in Iran gets more attention, so many journalists have flocked to see them in Ashraf 3.
One of those journalists is Tudor Dixon, from America’s Voice, who met the MEK at Ashraf 3 back in July during the Free Iran conference.
Dixon noted that dignitaries from around the world came to throw their support behind the MEK, including prominent politicians from the US.
One of these politicians was former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who gave a speech to the conference, asking how the world could stand for the Regimes abuses against the MEK when the world is supposed to “stand for freedom and democracy and decency”.
Mayor Giuliani told America’s Voice: “This is a movement that represents all of the values of America; freedom, democracy, gender equality, rule of law. They’re up against the most brutal regime in the world; a regime of terror, who have murdered 120,000 of the MEK members.”
Dixon’s report covers the exhibition at Ashraf 3 that honors the fallen MEK members by documenting the Regime’s abuses of the MEK and show outsiders the horror. She also interviewed a survivor of the massacre.
“He reported that he had been forced to lie face down on the bed in his cell, with his big toes tied together so that he could not move his feet and then he was beaten with cables.” reports Dixen.
Dixon then spoke with a member of the Albanian parliament about why they had host MEK and he explained that it wasn’t just about security but also about the MEK’s fight for the Iranian people’s “dignity”, which will only come about through “life, liberty and [the] pursuit of happiness”.
Ashraf 3 has also been a point of visit for high-level Albanian authorities.
On September 13, Albanian President Ilir Meta visited Ashraf 3 and visited Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Meeting with the President of Albanian, Ilir Meta at Ashraf 3 #Iran #FreeIranhttps://t.co/eXtXRRpYYz pic.twitter.com/D6hyM5M6J6
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) September 16, 2019
Before leaving, President Meta signed the guest book in memoriam of the Iranian Resistance’s martyrs’ at the exhibition.
He wrote: “It was an extraordinary experience for me to become acquainted with the unimaginable sacrifices for freedom and social justice of this movement… We will be proud that we did our best for you to enjoy freedom. Until then, this will be your home
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