Iranian Hardliners want Mousavi prosecuted

Government supporters say reformists incited the violence in Tehran

Hardline parliamentarians in Iran are calling for presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi to be prosecuted for inciting the unrest that rocked Iran following last month’s presidential election. Student members of Iran’s pro-government Basij militia have joined the lawmakers’ call for prosecution, accusing Mousavi of using his supporters to “[undermine] national security.” Mousavi, along with fellow reformist candidate Mehdi Karroubi, have so far refused to acknowledge the results of the June election, which they believe was rigged in favour of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Meanwhile, Russian officials have said they will oppose efforts to impose sanctions against Iran for its repression of the protests, calling the move “illegal and counterproductive.”


RIA Novosti

Los Angeles Times

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