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French court orders release of two members of armed Iran opposition group: lawyer

An appeal court in Paris ordered the release of two female members of the People’s Mujahedeen, an armed Iranian opposition group, according to one of the women’s lawyers. The court has been examining the cases of 11 members of the organisation, including the Iranian armed opposition group’s symbolic leader Maryam Rajavi, since June 22 after they were placed under investigation for terrorist offences. The decision on Rajavi, wife of the People’s Mujahadeen leader Massoud, and the remaining eight suspects was expected at 5:30 pm (1530 GMT) Wednesday. Last month French police launched a major crackdown on the group, raiding more than a dozen locations northwest of Paris and initially detaining more than 160 people. Full Story

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