And Save 3,400 Lives in Camp Ashraf. US Congress, US National Security and Policy Figures Agree.
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), also referred to as the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), is the principal and most organized Iranian opposition movement. It was founded in 1965 by three Muslim Iranian intellectuals. The MEK adheres to a modern, democratic, secular, and tolerant interpretation of Islam, according to which elections and public suffrage are the sole indicators of political legitimacy.
Camp Ashraf is home to some 3,400 members and sympathizers of Iran’s main opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and their families. Camp Ashraf is in Iraq’s Diyala Province, 60 miles northeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and about 44 miles from Iran’s Western border. The residents of Camp Ashraf have the "Protected Persons" status under the Fourth Geneva Convention.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) is a political coalition of Iran’s democratic opposition groups and figures which was founded in 1981 with the aim of unseating the “religious dictatorship” in Iran. The NCRI acts as a Parliament-in-Exile.The NCRI advocates a democratic, pluralist and secular system of government; is committed to a nuclear-free Iran
According to H.RES. 60: The House of Representatives – (1) urges the Secretary of State to remove the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) from the Department of State’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations; and (2) urges the Secretary of State to lift all restrictions imposed on the MEK, its members, and its affiliates, which has emanated from its designation as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.