The Washington Times: In a Letter to US Secretary of State 100 Iranian Scholars and Experts Call for Delisting of Iran’s Main Opposition Movement Mujahedin-e-Khalq (PMOI-MEK)

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Washington Times

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011                                                                                                                 

 In a Letter to US Secretary of 100 Iranian Scholars and Experts Call Delisting of Iran’s Main Opposition Mujahedin-e-Khalq (PMOI-MEK):

                        EU removed MEK from its blacklist in 2008 due to lack of any evidence
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                        British Court of Appeal issued definitive ruling in 2008 and removed
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                        MEK from terrorist list
                        France’s Judiciary, May 11, 2011: There is no evidence of terrorism
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                        against MEK
                        US Court of Appeals for District of Columbia, July 2010:  Decision by
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                        the Secretary of State  to maintain the MEK on the FTO list violates due
                        process and lacks sufficient evidence .....

          

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