Press TV, Stockholm
Members of terrorist group, Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization, also known as the MKO, gathered in the Swedish capital for the second day in a row to sabotage an exhibition on the group’s crimes.
The Swedish police struggled to control the situation with MKO member spreading out, running down the road away from the place designated for the protest and harassing Presstv’s reporter and camera crew.
On Thursday, several members of the MKO were arrested for attacking the exhibition and throwing objects including paint, at the exhibition and public property.
The organizer of the expo, the Habilian NGO, say the police tried to sabotage the event by refusing to allow banners to be put up and denying journalists adequate security despite them having the necessary permits.
The MKO has conducted numerous assassinations and bombings against Iranian statesmen and civilians since the 1979 victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Its members fled Iran in 1986 to Iraq, where they enjoyed backing from former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
MKO terrorists enjoy freedom of activity in the US and Europe and even hold regular meetings, in which European and American officials make speeches.
The organizers of this event say MKO members have protested for 90 days in the Swedish capital, and received security from the government. Press TV says the government of Sweden must be held accountable for providing support for the MKO terrorists while being unable to maintain security of the international network’s crew.