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Labeling MKO as a terrorist organization in the EU has been declared as a major reason for recent acts of Germany’s government
MKO’s being on EU List of Terrorist organizations is a major reason for recent decision of German officials. Fariba Hessabi, who has been known as a political refugee for past 11 years in Germany and has commuted between Iraq and Germany sometimes, says in an interview with Radio Farda that recent decisions are due to the pressures of Iranian regime. She says most of those whose refugee status has been cancelled are women. Dr. Reinhart Marx, professor of Law at the Academy of Lawyers and expert on refugees’ issues says to Radio Farda that “lawyers in Berlin conference will discuss the legal basis for canceling the status of refugees.” Shahram Mirian (Radio Farda): to find legal ways in order to prevent expulsion of a number of NCRI and MKO members, a meeting was held last night in Berlin, discussing legal issues. In the meeting, 3 lawyers and defenders of refugees’ rights discussed legal aspects of recent act by Germany’s government (to cancel the refugee status of some MKO members in this country). Dr. Reinhard Marx says: “canceling the status of MKO refugees are in contradiction with Germany’s lasws.” In the announcements published in regard with Berlin Meeting, the reason of Germany’s act was said to be MKO’s listing as a terror organization in the EU.” A number of people whose status was cancelled were also in the meeting. Fariba Hesabi is a woman who was known as a political refugee 11 years ago in Germany. She says she had visited Iraq during this time a number of times. In an interview with Radio Farda she explains why her refugee status was cancelled. Fariba Hesabi: our problem now in Germany is that the statuses of a number of MKO members and families have been cancelled. There tens of cases in the court but they’re not investigated. There are significant evidences which show that the acts of Germany are politically motivated. They are canceling the statuses with the same reasons based on which they gave political statuses. Shahram Mirian: during 11 years in Germany as a political refugee, did you have any trips to Baghdad? Fariba Hesabi: yes, I visited Baghdad several times. S.M.: you mean you frequently went there and returned? Fariba Hesabi: I went there for a number of times. S. M.: so, I conclude that they are investigating your case for these trips and therefore they are canceling your refugee status due to your visits to Baghdad. Fariba Hesabi: of course, the real reason is Iranian regime’s pressure. Visiting Iraq is not important; if it was the case, now we’re at a situation when Mojahedin have been recognized by the US and coalition and there’s no discussion left. S. M.: Ms. Hesabi, how many others like are there? Fariba Hesabi: most of them are political refugees, but the number of the cases reaches 35, most of whom are women.

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