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Iraqi official: Spain welcome to host Washington backed MKO

We can only wonder whether the army of lawyers acting on behalf of the Mojahedin-e Khalq cult does not in fact exceed the number of people in the organisation itself. Putting aside the obvious question as to where the money comes from to pay for two such armies, we can see that in recent weeks the MKO’s lawyers have been very busy.

The MKO, backed by the Israeli lobby and various neoconservatives, has tried to exploit a loophole uncovered in Spanish law in order to manufacture a ‘victory’ with which to dupe the cult’s victims – that is, its membership.

According to El Pais, the argument put to a Spanish Judge (who apparently does not read newspapers) to accept a court case on behalf of the Mojahedin-e Khalq terrorist cult against the elected Government of Iraq, is based on the well-worn fabricated lie that the MKO’s cult members in Iraq enjoy protected persons status under the United Nations Fourth Geneva Convention.
The UN has repeated ad nauseum that no such status applies to the group.

The Government of Iraq has so far ignored this attempt by the Israeli lobby to meddle in relations between Spain and Iraq, and has seen the reality through the clouds. Indeed, nobody who has any knowledge of the MKO would imagine that this is anything more than a three day propaganda offensive designed to shore up the remnants of the Saddam regime to irk the Iraqis who refuse to hand over their country to Saddamists.

An aside by an Iraqi official to Iran Interlink tells the story. “There is no mention of a Spanish judge in our constitution”, he quipped. ”But we are quite clear that the MKO is illegal in our country. If Spain would like to host the MKO on its own soil, they are welcome to them!”

Iran Interlink believes that the support of the Israeli lobby and neoconservatives given to the notorious terrorist Rajavi cult, and the concomitant misuse of the democratic institutions of European countries will not result in anything greater than the protracted suffering for the individuals trapped in Camp Ashraf in Iraq and their families who are unable to free them because of this support.

Report from EI Pais:

High Court takes on case against Iraqis accused of attacking Iranians
JOSÉ YOLDI, 02 December 2009
El Pais – English Edition

Justice system admits lawsuit despite no links to Spain or Spaniards
A Spanish High Court judge has accepted a lawsuit against a contingent of Iraqi forces who deliberately attacked a group of 3,500 unarmed Iranian civilians in a refugee camp on July 28 and 29, causing 11 deaths and more than 450 serious injuries.

This is the first suit involving the principle of universal jurisdiction to be accepted in Spain following the October 15 reforms that set limits on Spanish courts’ ability to try such cases. The new legislation establishes that the case must have some relevant link to Spain, such as the victims being Spanish nationals or the crime being perpetrated on Spanish soil.

But in this case there is no such connection. Joan Garcés, the lawyer who presented the lawsuit, invoked a segment of the law that adds "without prejudice to the international treaties and conventions subscribed to by Spain." The Fourth Geneva Convention for the protection of civilians in times of war obliges states to pursue serious violations of this principle anywhere in the world.
Article 146 of the convention specifies that each of the signatories "shall be under the obligation to search for persons alleged to have committed, or to have ordered to be committed, such grave breaches, and shall bring such persons, regardless of their nationality, before its own courts."
High Court Judge Fernando Andreu admitted this line of reasoning and petitioned Iraqi legal authorities to disclose whether there was already an ongoing case there relating to the attack on the Iranians on Iraqi soil.

The public prosecutor, Pedro Martínez, opposed letting the High Court take on the case because of the nonexistent link to Spain and due to the fact that there is no proof that Iraqi courts are not already handling the case.

But, given the lack of such proof, Andreu has decided that rather than rejecting the lawsuit outright, the court should first determine whether another penal case is already underway in Iraq, in which case the Spanish case would be dropped.

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