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Drop Iranian opposition group from terror list: demonstrators

Canadian Press
Thursday, 19 April 2007

OTTAWA – Several hundred chanting, flag-waving demonstrators paraded on Parliament Hill on Thursday, urging the government to drop an Iranian opposition group from the formal list of banned, terrorist organizations. The protesters, many of them Iranian emigres, said the PMOI, the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, offers secular opponents of the theocratic Iranian regime a political option for change. The group is banned by the government as part of a larger terrorist organization called Mujahedeen-e-Khalq or MEK. Raymonde Folco, a Liberal MP from north of Montreal who spoke to the group, said she believes the group was originally placed on the blacklist because of its use of the word mujahedeen… Read More