The terrorist list which includes terror suspects has caused problems in the Parliament in Strasbourg.
Is Brussels paying attention to the strong meeting partners in facing reality and observing rule of law?
NCRI – German magazine Spiegel in an article in June 4th, 2007 issue revealed that some of those in charge of the EU terrorist list assert their â€œhesitanceâ€ about inclusion of Mojahedin in the list. Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) case is clearly unique.
Spiegel took notice of the challenge the Iranian Resistance is boldly facing in standing up to this unjust inclusion and writes:Â â€œfive years after the launch of the EU terrorist list major flaws have surfaced in the procedures in setting up the list and as a result legal and political objections are increasing.â€
Spiegel states: â€œsome of those in charge of the EU terrorist list assert their â€œhesitanceâ€ about inclusion of Mojahedin in the list. Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) case is clearly unique.â€
Spiegel Continues: the terrorist list has caused some problems in the Parliament in Strasbourg. The problem started with the ruling by a judge. MEK filed a lawsuit with the court against its inclusion in the terrorist list. The EU Court of the First Instance—the Branch of EU court in Luxemburg—in a ruling annulled the EU decision. The court concluded that the basic principles of law were ignored.
Spiegel looks at the articles of the verdict that annuls the inclusion of MEK in the list and states:Â the decision makers in EU not only did not inform Mojahedin of their assessment but never even listened to them. Mojahedin were not given a chance to defend themselves.
Spiegel continues: In the mean time hundreds of EU Parliamentarians in Brussels have objected to this decision. Austrian Liberalist â€œKareen Rostaritzâ€ talks about shame and embarrassment.Â â€œCham Ozdemirâ€ of German Greens says â€œwe cannot move forward in this manner.â€
Spiegel denotes the political basis of terrorist accusation against Mojahedin: the first warning about Iranâ€™s nuclear program was issued by Mojahedin. This caused uproar among Tehran rulers. They complained to Berlin, London and other European capitals and demanded the inclusion of Mojahedin in the EU terror list. The mullahsâ€™ request was heeded very quickly as Jack Straw the former British foreign minister later on noted in an interview with BBC. And they have remained in the list to this day.
Spiegel writes: according to â€œAljo Vidal Quadrasâ€ the Vice President of the EU Parliament, there is no explanation for this inclusion. Spanish Christian Democrat party believes there is an economic and political reason for the inclusion of MEK in the list.
Most European countries enjoy very good trade relations with the Iranian regime. German companies alone make four million Euros off of them every year. Also it seems like the labeling of MEK is a sweet present to the tyrant rulers in Tehran to encourage them alter their dangerous nuclear program.
Spiegel reiterates that clearly the British who were after gathering documents to accuse Mojahedin to terrorism have not been convinced. A credible source stated: â€œNot even one reliable evidence has been revealed on this assessment.â€Â Only one worthless document was presented by British Interior Ministry.
In an article titled â€œEurope, Secret Meeting in Glass Palaceâ€ Spiegel questions the decision making process of the EU about the terrorist list which takes place in a secret center by anonymous individuals.