In memory of the courageous Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, GUE/NGL MEPs and members of the ‘Panama Papers’ Inquiry Committee, Stelios Kouloglou, Miguel Urban, Patrick Le Hyaric, Martin Schirdewen, Takis Hadjigeorgiou, as well as Javier Couso, hosted an informative evening of discussions and documenatries on 30th January on the difficulties and dangers currently facing journalists and whistleblowers in Europe. The gathering featured contributions from Daphne Caruana Galizia’s sons, Andrew and Matthew, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, LuxLeaks reporter and ICIJ member Edouard Perrin, plus Reporters Without Borders’ Julia Majerczak.
Mr. Arshad on his part delivered NTCM’s appreciation for organizing and supporting the Whistleblowers in and around the world and added: I am Davood Arshad, chairman of NTCM a whistleblowers movement exposing terrorists organizations operating within European Union.
Their work poses high risks and personal costs and always takes a fair degree of courage.In my own case of facing the threats, when I objected to Mek’s (Mojahedin e Khalaq lead by Maryam Rajavi) support for the Sept 11, terrorist act and demanded to leave Mek, I was sentenced to 10 year of imprisonment by Maryam Rajavi in Camp Ashraf to suppress disclosure of Mek siding with terrorism.
I could only escape after the coalition forces took over Iraq and come to safety.
Mek did not stop his criminalism in Iraq. Two few months ago while I was attending a Conference in EU Parliament, I was threatened by one of Mek’s member Mr. Hamid Reza Taherzadeh(blow) , to put a bullet in my head if we did not stop our disclosure of the Mek’s atrocities. and it was right in the middle of main Hall in EU Parliament .
To give the conference an example of the extent of the threat, a few weeks ago on Dec 6th 2017 while two of my whistleblowers colleagues were leaving an EU conference were physically assaulted right in front of the Parliament and were hospitalized as a result, by “Mek’s leader Maryam Rajavi’s bodyguards.
This criminal act happened when the MEK leader Maryam Rajavi was in the parliament. Fortunately with the help of security in the parliament three of the bodyguards were chased and arrested by the police. But the leader who ordered the attack is on loose.
Whistleblowers need to be protected, and those who pose threat to them must be held responsible and be expelled from EU premises.