The orders were imposed on 16 active members of the Iranian Resistance including Mrs. Rajavi, following the raid of June 17, 2003 on the headquarters of the movement near Paris.
About 170 members and supporters of the NCRI were arrested after the clampdown which involved 1300 French police members on a dozen locations belonging to Iranian refugees.
The operation was unprecedented in the history of France for the past 35 years, due to the number of police officers involved, and received enormous media coverage at the time. All those arrested were released shortly after but sixteen were still under restrictive orders after 3 years.
The rulings came despite the fact that the investigative magistrates were insisting on continuing the restrictions.