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Rajavi urges West to step up heat on Tehran

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Lift ban on Iran opposition

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France questions exiled Iranians

PARIS, July 29 (UPI) -- A French judge has questioned Maryam Rajavi over her alleged ties to a terrorist group
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Maryam Rajavi
Maryam Rajavi, President-Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, speaks during an interview in Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris, France on June 25, 2006 (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)

Maryam Rajavi (born Maryam Azodanlu in 1953 in Tehran, Iran) is the wife of Massoud Rajavi, a founder of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). She's the "president-elect" of the National Council of Resistance of Iran., a coalition of exiled groups opposed to the Islamic Republic regime. In 1985, she became co-leader of the PMOI along with Massoud Rajavi, and together they made women a main portion of the group's fighting force.

Maryam Rajavi was born in 1953 to a middle class family in Tehran. She has a degree in metallurgical engineering. She speaks English, French and Persian. Mrs. Rajavi became acquainted with the anti-Shah movement in 1970.

In 1982 Maryam Rajavi left Iran for Paris, where the headquarters of the National Council of Resistance was located. In 1993 Rajavi was elected President-Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an umbrella coalition of which the PMOI is the primary member organization. As President-Elect, Rajavi has continued to place women in nearly all of the leadership roles within her resistance movement, and believes that women should have equal opportunity with men to participate in social and political activities.

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