TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - On an Application by Clayton Ruby of Ruby
Shiller Chan Hasan, the Canadian government yesterday announced the
removal of the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) from its
list of terrorist organizations. This is the first removal of any
organization from Canada's terrorist list under the Criminal Code.
PMOI is a pro-human rights and pro-women's rights group opposed to the
Iranian regime. It seeks to replace the theocratic regime in power in
Iran with a secular, democratically elected government. It has no
Canada's decision follows earlier decisions of the United Kingdom, the
European Union and the United States, each of which removed the PMOI
from their respective lists of terrorist entities.
"The People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran should never have been
declared a terrorist organization in the first place" said Clayton
Ruby, lawyer for the organization in this Application for removal.
"This corrects an historic mistake."
SOURCE: Ruby Shiller Chan Hasan
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