Iranian Opposition Free To Raise Money In UK
LONDON [MENL] -- The Iranian opposition has been allowed to expand its
fundraising and media activities in Britain.
The British parliament has removed the People's Mujahedeen of Iran from
a list of organizations deemed terrorist. The decision on June 23 reflected
a ruling by the Court of Appeal in May 2008 that the Mujahedeen was not a
"After so many years of waiting, so many years of campaigning, so many
setbacks and frustrations, at last our government has seen the light," House
of Lords member Baroness Angela Harris said.
The Mujahedeen, a Marxist organization that claimed responsibility for
numerous attacks in Iran in the 1990s, disclosed Teheran's secret nuclear
weapons program in 2003. Officials said the lifting of the ban on Mujahedeen
could lead to the removal of restrictions throughout the European Union.