The Exhibition venue is hosted at the Zohre Hall situated in Asharf 3, residence of the PMOI/MEK in Albania. Ashraf 3 is the third iteration of Ashraf that the MEK originally established in Diyala province of Iraq, near the Iranian border, to house thousands of Iranian activists campaigning against the ruling religious dictatorship in Iran. Ashraf represents the bastion of freedom for the Iranian people and is a source of inspiration for all those opposing the regime.
- Ashraf 3 is a sprawling settlement for PMOI/MEK members relocated to Albania from 2013 to 2016, after a decade-long steadfast political, legal, and public relations campaign to defeat the Iranian regime’s conspiracies to annihilate the residents of the original Ashraf city.
- The Zohre Hall is the namesake of Zohre Qaemi, a courageous Iranian heroine who gave her life in the service of her country’s freedom from religious fascism in Ashraf on September 1, 2013. Zohre Qaemi was a deputy secretary general of the PMOI/MEK when Iraqi mercenaries sent by the Iranian regime to massacre Ashraf residents assassinated her in cold blood. Her killing along with that of 51 other unarmed and defenseless Ashraf residents in September 2013 was in contravention to a US and UN agreement to protect the residents and a crime committed by the Iraqi government.
- The hall is used for conventions, meetings, and exhibitions. The ornamental façade at the front depicts Iran’s historical heritage at Chehel Sotoun in Isfahan, with the insignia of modern day Iran (lion with sword and a rising sun above its mane).