The officials of France Interior ministry say that anti-terrorism judge has identified MKO as a criminal organization which
The officials of France Interior ministry say that anti-terrorism judge has identified MKO as a criminal organization which was aiming at performing terrorist operation and financing terrorist group.
Radio France Info quoted a senior official in the interior ministry saying: the sites of MKO in Paris had turned to the operational headquarters of this terrorist group after US-UK operation in Iraq.
He added that the operation of counter-terrorism police was very important and it was unique in 30 past years.
Alan Tour, the official spokesman of French Police, said of the raids: "the investigations started in 2000 and after that anti-terrorism judge, Jean-Louis Bruguiere issued a warrant to arrest the members of MKO. The French police raided MKO sites with more than 1300 Special Forces and detained 165 members of this group.
Bruguiere accused MKOs of taking part in criminal operation and preparing terrorist acts and financing terrorist group.
He added that 158 members are still in detention in order to be investigated for 4 days. According to France's anti-terrorist laws, Police is allowed to keep accused persons for 4 days in order to investigate them.
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