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Iraqi Court Seeks Arrest Of Iranian Exiles

An Iraqi court has ordered the arrest of 39 members of the People's Mujahideen Organization of Iran (PMOI), a guerrilla movement opposed to the Iranian government, accusing them of crimes against humanity.

Judge Mohammed Abdul-Sahib, a spokesman of the Iraqi High Tribunal, said an arrest warrent has been issued for the 39 members, who are charged with siding with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in a 1991 uprising.

Iraq, along with the United States and Iran, considers the PMOI a terrorist organization.

Baghdad last year said it wanted the 3,500 PMOI exiles living in a camp north of Baghdad to leave the country. Iraqi forces took over responsibility for the camp from U.S. troops on January 1, 2009.