MEK detainees in Iraq "protected persons" under Geneva Conventions
Today it will be reported that members of the MEK captured in Iraq and held in Camp Ashraf will be given the statues of "protected persons" under the Geneva Convention by the Pentagon. To receive this, the group of 3800 detainees signed an agreement denouncing violence. This was returned with a letter from General Miller addressed to the "people of Ashraf" warmly congratulating them on their new status, noting that the agreement "sends a strong signal and is a powerful first step on the road to your final individual disposition".
Notable amongst the protections afforded to MEK members by this decision is their protection from expulsion.