Secretary Clinton - Remove Iran Opposition - MEK, from State Department FTO List
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Secretary Clinton - Remove Iran Opposition - MEK, from State Department FTO List

    1. International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI)
    2. Petition by

      International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI)

      London, United Kingdom

Background Information on MEK and History of Listing: click here and http://www.delistmek.com

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States of America

Dear Secretary Clinton

We write this letter to express our support for the removal of the Iranian opposition organization, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), from the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist organization list. We urge you to end the injustice surrounding the Iranian opposition, MEK. The designation was done at the behest of the Iranian regime and as a goodwill gesture to Tehran.

Over a year ago, the Unites States Court of Appeals-DC Circuit found your predecessor’s decision to maintain the FTO designation of the MEK to be flawed. We would like to note that the UK High Court of Justice having considered all classified and unclassified evidence in 2008 had also concluded that MEK is not a terrorist organization. Thus, the UK removed MEK from its list. The high court of the European Union reached the same conclusion in three rulings from 2007 to 2009. Thus, the EU removed MEK from its list. The US congress has called for the delisting of the MEK.

Dozens of senior former US officials, women and men of integrity and patriots, have in recent months called for removing MEK from the FTO list. Over 4,000 parliamentarians around the world have called for the delisting MEK in parliamentary declarations. One hundred thousand Iranians rallied on June 18, 2011 in Paris demanding delisting of MEK.

As you are aware, nearly 3,400 members of the MEK, men and women, presently live in Camp Ashraf in Iraq. In 2009, against the wishes of the residents, US transferred the responsibility for protection of Ashraf to the Iraqi authorities. Since then, there have been two unprovoked attacks by Iraqi forces, killing dozens of innocent and unarmed residents and seriously wounding hundreds. We fear that another attack on Camp Ashraf is imminent if immediate action, including delisting, is not taken, and certainly a Srebrenica-style humanitarian disaster would follow with the impending US withdrawal at the end of 2011.

The perilous situation at Ashraf remains a matter of grave concern to us. The United States had signed an agreement with every resident of Ashraf, in which they confirmed their rejection of violence and terrorism. In return the US promised to protect them until their final disposition. The MEK members in Ashraf have kept their side of the agreement. We believe, it is the legal and moral duty of the United States of America to do its part as well and fully protect them.

Only the Iranian regime and its lobbies oppose delisting. They need the designation to justify execution of MEK supporters in Iran. They need it to justify attacking 3,400 unarmed and civilian members of the MEK living in Camp Ashraf in Iraq.

We urge you to delist the MEK and side with the Iranian people.

Sincerely,

International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran
and
The Undersigned

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Fox News Reports on Camp Ashraf

      This is a rush transcript from "Special Report," December 26, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report/2011/12/27/political-turmoil-iraq#ixzz1hp6jaAAr

    2. Reached 4,000 signatures
    3. Ignore Iranian regime's lies on opposition group

      Important opinion piece by Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security, and Lord Carlile of Berriew from the UK who is the government's independent reviewer of terrorism legislation.

    4. Gen. Henry Shelton- Washington Times - Unshackle Iran’s main opposition

      Any delay in delisting the MEK runs the risk of undermining the values of our nation based on the rule of law. It sends the wrong signal to Iran that it can continue to use its proxies to eliminate its opponents and evade the consequences.

    5. PMOI

      Video Clip
      Please Sign the Petition on the following link: http://www.petition-mek.com

    6. Reached 2,500 signatures
    7. Experts Call for Delisting of MEK

      The law says the decision to keep or remove MEK from FTO List must be based on the anti-Terrorism Statute not politics or policy considerations. The US Congress and field experts agree and call for ending the designation.

    8. Howard Dean Again Calls for MEK Delisting

      In an interview with National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation, Howard Dean, debunked the allegations recently leveled by Elizabeth Rubin, a contributor to The New York Times Sunday Review, against Iranian opposition, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK).

    9. Iran's "Plainclothes" Agent In Washington

      As Secretary Clinton plans to decide on MEK designation in the FTO list, the Tehran lobby has been active filling the press with defamatory remarks on MEK

    10. Upcoming Event

      Terror Tagging of an Iranian Dissident Organization

    11. The Truth about Iran's Mujahedin-e Khalq - MEK

      Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reportedly close to announcing her decision to whether or not remove Iran’s major opposition, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) from the Department’s list of terrorist organizations.

      Read More

    12. Tehran's 'Butler' in Iraq

      by British MP David Amess in UPI's Outside View

    13. The "Terror Lobby" List: A Response

      The "Terror Lobby" List: A Response by Allan Gerson

    14. Reached 2,000 signatures
    15. Attack on Ashraf - 8 April 2011 - 2 mins

      Video of brutal attack of Iraqi forces on defenseless, unarmed, and innocent Camp Ashraf residents on April 8, 2011.
      Ashraf residents are internationally protected persons under 4th Geneva Convention.

    16. Reached 100 signatures
    17. Howard Dean on MSNBC Discussing the April 8 Massacre in Camp Ashraf by Iraq

      On Friday, April 8, 2011, 4:45 AM local time, the Iraqi forces equipped with tanks, armored personnel carriers, heavy machine guns, and other deadly weapons launch a deadly attack on defenseless Camp Ashraf at the behest of Iran's criminal leaders.

    18. Reached 10 signatures
    19. Reached 5 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Tim Briault ROCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I am very fearful for the peace-loving people of Ashraf

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    • David Toorawa HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      It will be thebest way to enhance any prospect of an "Iranian Spring", furthering internal opposition the Iranian regime, rather than sabre-rattling

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    • MOUSTAFA AHMADY LOS ANGELES, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Remove the MEK ,because they are not terrorist, and you know that better than us.

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    • Gohartaj Veisi LOS ANGELES, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      If you want to stay in good part of History!!!!

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    • Jacqueline Ferguson OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      I consider the residents of camp Ashraf to be extremely courageous and principled people ,an inspiration to those who cherish freedom, democracy and equality. To fail to protect them from the threats they now face would betray them but I think also have grave implications for the region.

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