These people are former members of the most notorious anti-Iran terrorist group, known as the MKO or Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization. They fled the group years ago after spending two decades in the MKO under duress. They have now filed a lawsuit at an Iranian court against leaders of the terror group, namely Masoud and Maryam Rajavi.
The 42 individuals claim damages and compensation in connection with imprisonment, torture and deprivation of their rights exercised by the terror group.
The court issued the verdict, which confirms all of the charges.
The MKO has carried out a series of bombings and assassinations against Iran and fought alongside Iraqi forces in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
Official figures in Iran report that out of 17,000 terror victims in the country, 12,000 of them were killed by the MKO terrorists.
In 2012, the terror group was relocated from an American military base in Iraq to Albania and France after the US and Europe delisted the group as a terrorist organization.
The anti-Iran cult now enjoys freedom of activity in the US and Europe and holds regular meetings with American and European officials.
The verdict now allows the plaintiffs to take their complaint to international courts, where they can hope that France and Albania would hand over the criminals to Iran.
Ask any Iranian about the MKO and you would hear the word Monafeqin, the Persian word for hypocrites. Now as Monafeqin enjoy full support by the West, former MKO members say it is unlikely that France and Albania cooperate and extradite the terrorists, but that would prove the West’s double standards on the issue of terrorism.