Jan 16, 2024, 1:24 PM
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Iran court holds sixth trial session in MKO terrorism case

Jan 16, 2024, 1:24 PM
News ID: 85355904
Iran court holds sixth trial session in MKO terrorism case

Tehran, IRNA – The sixth session of the trial of the members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group has been held in Tehran.

At the beginning of the open session chaired by Judge Dehqani in the 11th branch of the criminal court of Tehran province on Tuesday, the prosecutor’s representative named Masoumeh Bolourchi, Yaser Jahannezhadi, Faezeh Khayat Hesari Mohammadi, among others as the main suspects of today's session.

The prosecutor’s representative had in the fourth session highlighted the connection between the group and the French government.

He pointed out that documents have revealed the MKO’s ringleader Masoud Rajavi's connection with France and the role of the French intelligence service in the explosion at the headquarters of the Islamic Republican Party (IRP) in Tehran in June 1981.

After the armed action of the terrorist group in June 1981, Rajavi and several members of the MKO discussed whether they should declare that the group had entered the military phase and finally decided to make that announcement, he said.

Afterward, he continued, Rajavi proposed to blow up the office of the IRP and the group decided to make preparations for the move.

Then Rajavi traveled to France, and the bombing happened after his trip, he further explained, adding that Mehdi Abrishamchi, Abolhassan Banisadr, Rajavi, and several others then hijacked a plane to depart Iran for France, the prosecutor’s representative added.

According to the criminal court, the MKO and 104 members of the terrorist group are being sued in the trial for committing inhumane crimes.

The MKO has carried out numerous terrorist attacks in Iran against ordinary people and officials since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, killing thousands of people over the past four decades.


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