{mosimage}BPCIF Statement: The following committees congratulate Mrs. Maryam Rajavi on the removal of the PMOI from the EU terrorist list and call it a victory for law and justice in Europe.

{mosimage}The following committees congratulate Mrs. Maryam Rajavi on the removal of the PMOI from the EU terrorist list and call it a victory for law and justice in Europe.

The committees recall:

1. The seven-year long victorious campaign of the Iranian Resistance was not only aimed at restoring the rights of the Iranian people, but it was a great service to democracy in Europe and it was a unique opportunity for us to be a part of it. 

2. Supporting the Iranian Resistance was an integral part of our mandate as European lawmakers. We will stand by your endeavours to achieve democracy in Iran and offer unequivocal support for Mrs. Maryam Rajavi's Third Option as the only viable solution for democratic change in Iran by the Iranian people and their resistance movement. Such an alternative is not only a desire of the Iranian people but is an urgent need for a Europe faced with a great threat arising from fundamentalism and terrorism led by the Iranian regime.

3. Following delisting of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) from the EU terror list, there will not be any excuse for imposing restrictions on Ashraf residents in Iraq. We and all other democratic forces will not allow their rights to be violated. The U.S. and Iraqi governments must honour their rights within the framework of international law, International Humanitarian Law and Common Article three of the Geneva Conventions and the principle of non-refoulement.

4. The terrorist tag has been part and parcel of the appeasement policy towards the Tehran regime. At the end of the seven-year-long campaign, we call on the EU to set aside all memories of the appeasement policy and to compensate for the great losses inflicted on the Iranian Resistance. The terrorist label was a significant gift to the ruling religious fascists in Tehran to sustain the oppression and misery of the Iranian people and prolong its rule of terror. Recognition of the Iranian Resistance and their primary objective of restoring human rights and democracy in Iran, is a necessary part of the compensation process. 

The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom
Friends of a Free Iran, European Parliament
Deutsches Solidaritätskomitee für einen freien Iran
Comitato Italiano di parlamentari e cittadini Iran Libero
Friends of a Free Iran - Danish branch
Friends of a Free Iran - Swedish branch
Friends of a Free Iran - Dutch Group
Comite Luxembourgeois pour un Iran Libre et Démocratique (CLILD)


4 February 2009