Parliamentarians (Lord Carlile and others) lose Maryam Rajavi court battle
Maryam Rajavi is one of the leaders of the anti-Iran terrorist group Mujahedin Khalq, or the MKO. The terrorist group has assassinated many Iranian officials and killed many other Iranian citizens since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The MKO also joined forces with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during his war against Iran in the 1980s and also helped Saddam in his domestic campaigns of repression in Iraq. Until 2008 it was on Europe’s terror list. But since then there’s been efforts to bring the group in from the cold. Rajavi has been banned from entering the UK. But Lord Carlile, who’s an influential member of the House of Lords, has been trying to get the ban lifted at the Supreme Court. Home Secretary Theresa May says Rajavi’s entry to the UK would not be conducive to the public good for reasons of foreign policy and in light of the need to take a firm stance against terrorism. Lawyers linked to the terrorist organization say Home Secretary’s reasons are irrelevant. But that argument has unanimously been rejected by Supreme Court judges. Critics have slammed attempts to downplay the actions of the MKO and put them forward as a democratic opposition. Critics have also accused the House of Lords of committing an illegal act by having been engaged with the terrorist organization The US, the UK and several European countries have been accused of helping and sheltring the terrorist organization. But for now, the latest attempt to get Maryam Rajavi in to Britain has failed.