A Misunderstood Court Judgment

In an interview with Radio Italy, channel 1, Maryam Rajavi, leading the cult of Mojahedin in the absence of her husband, stated that “…four international European courts have ruled out the illegal terror tag. Therefore, the European governments should listen to their parliamentarians and take the PMOI off the list”.

 

We do not know exactly when and where these four stated courts ruled removal of the terror tag from the organization, but if she means the last case judged by the European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg on 23 October 2008 it has to be stated that she has misunderstood the judgment. The court never judges that European Union has wrongly blacklisted the organization on its terrorist list and that it has to be removed.

 

She had earlier, and following the verdict, said that "The court’s verdict acknowledges the right to resist against dictatorship and represents the triumph of justice over politics and economic dealings and interests". It is itself another issue that how a court’s judgment may buy legitimacy for a blacklisted terrorist organization with countless evidences of terrorist atrocities against its own people.

 

Here is the court’s judgment with no further comment:

 

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE (Seventh Chamber)

 

23 October 2008

 

hereby:

 

1. Dismisses the action as unfounded in so far as it seeks annulment of Council Decision 2007/445/EC of 28 June 2007 implementing Article 2(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 on specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism and repealing Decisions 2006/379/EC and 2006/1008/EC;

 

2. Annuls Article 1 of Council Decision 2007/868/EC of 20 December 2007 implementing Article 2(3) of Regulation No 2580/2001 on specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism and repealing Decision 2007/445, and point 2.19 of the list annexed to that decision, in so far as they concern the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran;

 

3. Dismisses the action as unfounded in so far as it seeks annulment of the other provisions of Decision 2007/868, so far as the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran is concerned;

 

4. Orders the Council to bear, in addition to its own costs, one third of the costs of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran;

 

5. Orders the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Commission and the Kingdom of the Netherlands to pay their own costs.

 

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