Iran grants amnesty to members of Mojahedin Khalq

Iran will grant amnesty to the residents of the Ashraf Camp which belongs to the opposition group MKO (Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization) in Iraq, ISNA reported on 30 April.

In an interview with ISNA, Iran’s ambassador to Iraq Hasan Dana’ifar said that "except for nearly one hundred individuals, against whole cases have been filed at the judiciary, other residents of the camp can return to our dear Iran or travel anywhere else they prefer."

Dana’ifar also said: "Most of those who are at Asharf camp are veteran [members] and [MKO] has not recruited any new member in the past six years; the most recently joined members have been from Europe and Iran."

Elsewhere in his remarks, Dana’ifar dismissed the idea that the Mojahidin are refugees in Iraq and said: "The Monafeqin [hypocrites, reference to MKO] is a registered organization. Who has granted them asylum? There must be some evidence for such claims and there in none. [Iraq’s former leader] Saddam had just let them into Iraq [presumably without any legal procedure]."

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