The international community, particularly members of the US Congress, political dignitaries, parliamentarians in Europe, and many Arab personalities joined a broad campaign in support of PMOI/MEK members in Iraq up to their relocation to Albania in 2016. The US Congress in particular passed a bill that it enacted into law, urging the US Government to adopt certain measures for the protection of the residents.
An EDM in the UK Parliament in 2010 states “That this House expresses concern at the oppression of 3,400 members of the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) including 1,000 women residing in Camp Ashraf in Iraq as protected persons under the 4th Geneva Convention.” Another EDM in 2014 “urges the government of Iraq to lift the current inhumane siege on the camp, recognizing this camp as a UN refugee camp and guarantee the safety, security and the rights of its residents.”
Political personalities participated in various international conferences in Europe and the US demanding protection for Ashraf residents, and the delisting of the PMOI/MEK both in Europe and the US. Legal action by PMOI/MEK in the UK and at the European level, and in US courts, led to historical judicial decisions annulling and removing the terror tag from the PMOI/MEK. In the United Kingdom, 35 parliamentarians challenged their own Home Secretary in court, ending with the court ruling in their favor and ordering de-proscription of the PMOI/MEK. In the United States, several high profile political dignitaries with national security credentials joined the court as amici curiae in support of the delisting of the PMOI/MEK. Since delisting, international recognition of the Iranian Resistance and in particular support for Mrs. Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan for Future Iran has been on the rise.