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Western Citizens Among Iran Rebels Held in Iraq

A group of British parliamentarians said Thursday there were “scores” of British, European and U.S. citizens among Iranian rebels detained in Iraq that could face extradition to Iran. The Iraqi Governing Council last month ordered the expulsion of the members of the People’s Mujahideen rebel group interned by U.S. forces in Iraq where they had been armed and trained by the government of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. “There is no doubt whatsoever that if that were to happen, we would be condemning those hundreds in Iraq to immediate torture and death,” Member of Parliament Win Griffiths of Britain’s ruling Labor Party told a news conference. But a spokesman for the Iranian Embassy in London said repentant rebels would be allowed to return to their families but their leaders would face trial on terrorist charges. Full Story

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