Backgrounder on the west’s treatment of the terrorist group MKO: Active in Germany, Denmark and other countries of the EU. Maintained offices in Washington DC until 2002. Legalized in the UK on 24 June 2008, six months after winning a court battle over its legality. Protected by U.S occupation forces in Iraq, which even escorted weapons supply convoys from Baghdad to Camp Ashraf where the MKO has its headquarters (CNN). Removed from the EU’s list of terrorist organizations in January 2009 (al-Jazeera) and its assets (estimated in the tens of millions of dollars) unfrozen (contrast with the UK’s freezing of Iranian government assets in the UK, worth $1.6 billion).
Posted on June 20, 2009 by Ashraf