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Archives for December 2006

EU Lawmakers Urge EU To Take Iranian Grp Off Blacklist

Associated PressDecember 20, 2006BRUSSELS (AP)–Some European Union lawmakers and an exiled Iranian resistance movement Wednesday urged the E.U. and the U.S. to remove the Paris-based group quickly from their lists of terrorist organizations. “Something must be done immediately to remove the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran from all terror lists,” said Struan Stevenson, a Conservative member […]

European Court Says Exiled Iranian Group Was Unfairly Labeled

THe New York TimesDecember 13, 2006By CRAIG S. SMITHPARIS, Dec. 12 — Europe’s second highest court on Tuesday annulled a European Union decision that had frozen the funds of an exiled Iranian opposition group and called into question the group’s label as a terrorist organization. The ruling by the European Court of First Instance was […]

Court Overturns EU Freeze On Iran Exile Group’s Funds

Wall Street JournalDecember 13, 2006BRUSSELS — The European Court of Justice overturned a European Union decision to freeze the assets of Mujahedin-e Khalq, an exiled Iranian resistance movement that is on the bloc’s terrorism blacklist. The court’s ruling annuls a 2002 decision to freeze all European assets of the Paris-based group, also known by the […]

Court faults EU decision to target Iran exile group

International Herald TribuneBy Craig S. SmithDecember 13, 2006 PARIS – Europe’s second-highest court on Tuesday annulled a European Union decision that had frozen the funds of an Iranian exile group and called into question the group’s label as a terrorist organization. The ruling by the European Court of First Instance was more than a financial […]

Iranian Resistance Group Worries Tehran Officials

Wall Street JournalDecember 12, 2006 The article “Iranian Imbroglio Gives New Boost to Odd Exile Group” (page one, Nov. 29) asserted that most American officials dispute claims of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, the main Iranian resistance movement, of “having a mass following in Iran, stressing that many Iranians despise the organization.” Believing this […]

EU court overturns freeze on Iran group’s funds

ReutersDecember 12, 2006By Michele Sinner LUXEMBOURG, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Europe’s second-highest court on Tuesday annulled an EU decision freezing the funds of an exiled Iranian opposition group that argues it was wrongly placed on the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations. The Court of First Instance ruling faulted the EU for not giving adequate […]

EU Must Lift Freeze on Iranian Mujahedeen Funding, Court Rules

Bloomberg NewsBy Patrick DonahueDecember 12, 2006Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) — The European Union must reverse a funding freeze on an Iranian opposition organization because the EU didn’t give sufficient reason for accusing the group of supporting terrorism, Europe’s second-highest court ruled. The People’s Mujahedeen of Iran was unfairly denied a chance to review the legal basis […]

Court annuls EU asset freeze on Iranian opposition abroad

Agence France PresseDecember 12, 2006 LUXEMBOURG – A European court annulled Tuesday a decision to freeze the assets of the main Iranian opposition group abroad, a move that could result in its removal from the EU terror list. The Court of First Instance, Europe’s second-highest, ordered the EU to cancel a decision from May 2002 […]

European court overturns EU decision to add Iranian resistance movement to terror list

Associated PressDecember 12, 2006By CONSTANT BRAND BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Court of Justice on Tuesday overturned an EU decision to freeze the assets of the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran, an exiled Iranian resistance movement which is on the bloc’s terror blacklist. The court’s ruling annuls a 2002 decision to freeze all European assets of […]

Court ruling forces rethink of EU terror list by Lorne Cook

Agence France PresseDecember 12, 2006by Lorne Cook A European court has annulled an EU decision to freeze the assets of the main Iranian opposition in exile, a move that will force the bloc to rethink the way it compiles its terror blacklist. The Court of First Instance, Europe’s second-highest tribunal, ruled that the EU had […]