Immigration Minister: UK reaches no decision so far on MKO

According to UK Immigration Minister the UK has reached no decision so far on whether it will accept a number of Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK, a.k.a. MKO) members.

“None of the 52 residents of Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty who were previously settled in the UK have any current immigration status here,” said Mark Harper on Monday.

He added, “We have agreed to consider, exceptionally, their re-admission as refugees, subject to a UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) assessment of each individual to ensure that none have been complicit in acts of terrorism or other activities incompatible with refugee status.”

Conservative MP Mark Harper also said that the UNHCR have submitted 17 assessments to the Home Office, adding that “no decisions have yet been reached”.

Earlier in July 2013, a British life peer said in an interview with Habilian Association that western European states are not at all wishful of receiving MKO members “because of their recent past history”.

“Albania has agreed to take several hundred in theory, but in practice has only accepted seventy two,” Baroness Emma Nicholson added.


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