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French Judges Question Iran Group Members

With police ringing the courthouse, anti-terrorism judges Saturday interrogated suspects rounded up in a crackdown on an Iranian exile group. At least 10 of those suspects, including the group’s co-leader, were placed under investigation — a step short of being formally charged, judicial officials said. The police sweeps against the Mujahedeen Khalq have set off protests by group supporters in Paris, Rome, London and elsewhere in Europe, where several protesters have set themselves on fire. One woman participating in a Paris protest died from her burns. The Mujahedeen Khalq fiercely opposes the Muslim clerical government in Iran and has been accused of terrorism by the United States and the European Union. It has been based in France since shortly after the 1979 Islamic revolution toppled Iran’s shah. Full Story

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