From "The Resistance", The Guardian June 26, 2009
According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran
students and women were responsible for a major portion of the more
than 5,000 anti-government protests that were held in Iran last year
From The Curious Case of Iran's Mujahedin, The Guardian, June 26 2009
...the People's Mujahedin, otherwise known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq, called monafeqin
(hypocrites) by their detractors and either PMOI, MKO or MeK for short,
have been around for nearly half a century. Their origins can be traced
to the radical politics of the years before 1979, and their early
history is one of ideological twists and turns, schisms and betrayals.
To cut a very long story short, they lost out to supporters of
Ayatollah Khomeini in the early days of the revolution and in response
to a bloody crackdown began a paramilitary campaign against the
fledgling republic. During the Iran-Iraq war they were given refuge by
Saddam Hussein and allowed to mount attacks on Iran from within Iraqi
territory, where they still maintain a settlement, now known as Ashraf
City. Reports suggest they were involved in the suppression of the Kurdish uprising
after the 1991 war.
In 2001, they renounced all military activity.
Despite this, they were put on the EU's terror blacklist in 2002, a
decision which was reversed in 2008.