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French Court Hears Iranians' Appeal

The Paris appeals court is due to decide on Tuesday whether 11 Iranian exiles under investigation for terrorist offences should remain in jail. The 11 members of the People’s Mujahedeen (MOK) – including the group’s symbolic leader, Maryam Rajavi – have been in preventive detention since 17 June. They were among 160 people arrested in a series of raids near Paris, ordered by France’s top anti-terrorist judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere. Most suspects were later released. The MOK is an Iranian opposition group designated as a terrorist organisation by the United States, the European Union and the Iranian Government. The raids sparked a series of demonstrations in Paris and across Europe. Ten protesters set themselves on fire, two of whom have since died. Full Story

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