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Iran asks Iraqi Tribunal to Charge Saddam w/ Crimes of MKO

[The Iranian] Judiciary is compiling a complaint to present to the Iraqi special tribunal asking that Saddam Hussein be tried for the crimes committed by the terrorist Mujahedin Khalgh Organization (MKO) against the Islamic Republic of Iran...The Iraqi court is focusing on crimes against humanity committed by Saddam so it should not be forgotten that during Saddam's regime Iraq was a base for the MKO, Pishbin stressed.

Majlis deputy from Neyshabur Hussein Sobhaninia also said that one of the Saddam's biggest crimes was harboring MKO members and using them to massacre defenseless Iranian civilians.
Iran To File Complaint Against MKO

 http://www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/14/2004&Cat=2&Num=006

Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) - An official at the Judiciary Foreign Relations Department, Sabbah Zanganeh, said here Tuesday that the Judiciary is compiling a complaint to present to the Iraqi special tribunal asking that Saddam Hussein be tried for the crimes committed by the terrorist Mujahedin Khalgh Organization (MKO) against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Zanganeh told the Mehr News Agency that the Judiciary is pursuing the issue with the help of other institutes but would not further comment on the content of Iran's indictment.

The visiting leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), Abdul Aziz Hakim, also told our reporter that Iraq's Governing Council had previously decided to expel the terrorist group from Iraq by June. The council's measure was viewed as a step toward ridding Iraq of terrorism but there are certain problems in the way.

Iraq's Prime Minister Iyad Allawi believes that members of the group have no right to do political or cultural activities in Iraq and they are forbidden to leave camp.

Touching on this subject MP Ahmad Pishbin told MNA that the MKO is one of the world's worst terrorist groups supported by Saddam's former regime. Pishbin pointed out that this court is an opportunity for the investigation of the group's crimes.

The Iraqi court is focusing on crimes against humanity committed by Saddam so it should not be forgotten that during Saddam's regime Iraq was a base for the MKO, Pishbin stressed.

Majlis deputy from Neyshabur Hussein Sobhaninia also said that one of the Saddam's biggest crimes was harboring MKO members and using them to massacre defenseless Iranian civilians.

Sobhaninia believes this heinous crime must be a priority for the Judiciary among the charges in its indictment against the former dictator.

Iran is not hopeful about being heard at the court being held in Iraq, therefore the judiciary is attempting to establish a legal court solely regarding Iranian issues, he explained.
That's a larf! 14.Jul.2004 12:50

Ridi!

The Mujahedin e-Khalq were in Iran openly fighting the Shah throughout Khomeini's exile.It was their efforts as well as those of the Tudeh and other progressive and leftist parties which destabilized the Shah and allowed the Iranian revolution to take place.And what thanks did they receive for that from the Ayatollah and his reactionary followers? Why merely the priviledge of being jailed, executed or hunted down and murdered!In almost every instance the operations carried out by the MKO during its exile in Iraq were directed against officials, personnel and infrastructure of the genocidal Khomeini cult which had tried to wipe them out.It was not indiscriminate attacks on civilian victims.

Now the Iranian government and their traitorous allies in Iraq want to take advantage of the West's illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq to extract their pound of flesh from Saddam's hide. What then should be taken from them to make-up for their own crimes? Saddam may have started the war with Iran, but he didn't lack ample provocation from the other side, and Khomeini and his cadre bear the full responsibility for the war's continuation beyond 1982.Saddam invaded Iran with limited objectives.From 1982-on the Iranians were invading Iraq with unlimited and non-negotiable aims. They also knew damn well where their weapons were coming from - Israel, the US and Britain primarily - and the purposes for which they were being used by the imperialists.Finally, if Saddam's authorization of the use of chemical weapons on Iraqi soil against Iranian invaders and Iranian-supported Kurdish rebels makes him a criminal, then what does the use of chemical weapons by Iranians on Iraqi soil make them?

"thats a larf" you need to know your history. 19.Oct.2004 12:13

Yasser Khatibani yasser_khatibani@hotmail.com

This message is for Ridi

I am sorry that you don't know your history. Who gave Saddam its Mustard Gas the "Americans?" In 1984 Donald Rumsfeld shock hands with a dictator that the Reagan administration openly and gave him anthrax and other biological products to make WMD. In the 1970's the Ayatollah was supported by the British government and even to this date the UK still supports the Iranian government. There is one thing you need to know. The Iranian government by all means needs to defend it self just like Israel by killing opposition groups and terrorist organization such as MKO which Saddam Hussein is harboring. Not only Saddam used MKO to attack helpless Iranian in the 1980's and the MKO where used to kill thousands of Shiite's. It is not who invaded who first it is what is there moral. To commit terrorist activities by killing civilians in Iran through out the 1990's and up to 1999. MKO committed genocide in 1991 by putting down Shiite's in the south because Saddam forces where not allowed in the lower part of Country. MKO committed torture against there own soldiers, even murdered, force them to divorce there wife and husband if they did not comply where beaten and in some cases killed or jailed. MKO stands for nothing now people in Iran don't believe in them anymore they are dead to the Iranian people. Mossadegh once said "when an organization or state commits activity of murder, killing and jails innocent people they are no longer valid for what they stand for" 1952 interview with time magazine.