Posted by: bahareiran | February 13, 2011

Egyptian lawyers urge Clinton to delist PMOI, protect Ashraf

45 Egyptian lawyers have written to the US Secretary of State demanding the delisting of the main Iranian opposition and guaranteeing protection for residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq.

The letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refers to last month’s international conference in Brussels on the policy towards Iran.

Senior former American officials at the conference from the Obama, Bush and Clinton administrations called on Washington to remove the main opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) from the blacklist. They also stressed the US government’s obligations towards the protection of the 3,400 PMOI members residing in Camp Ashraf, Iraq.

“We urge you to comply with your country’s obligations immediately towards the PMOI in Camp Ashraf, who are protected under the Fourth Geneva Convention,” the Egyptian lawyers said in their letter.

They also referred to the European and American court rulings in favor of the PMOI, as well as a call by thousands of Europeans accompanied by a bipartisan resolution in Congress, for the removal of the PMOI from the US blacklist.

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