The Luxembourg-based Court of First Instance of the EC annulled on 23 October 2008 an EU decision to freeze the assets of the main Iranian opposition in exile, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI).
Europe's second-highest tribunal ruled that the EU had failed to give sufficient reasons to keep the PMOI on the list, following a British court decision to remove them from the national list. It was the second such ruling by the court. The EU's decision was based on measures implemented to respect a UN Security Council resolution drawn up in the wake of the 11 September 2001 attacks which required countries to crack down on terror funding. Since the EU terror list is updated every six months, and the court ruling refers to an EU decision in December 2007 and not the current list, the group remains on the EU terror blacklist for the time being.
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