Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Iran calls for the death penalty against the opposition leaders

The Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and members of the conservative majority claimed Tuesday the death penalty against the opposition leaders. These calls were conducted in the wake of demonstrations that left at least two dead and dozens injured.
In a statement carried by the official IRNA news agency, several MPs called for the death sentence leaders of the opposition. "Mehdi Mousavi and Karroubi are depraved and should be tried," they say. This charge, the contours rather vague, was applied in the past to political dissidents. It is punishable by death.
"Those who are causing public disorder will be firmly on Monday and immediately face the facts," promised to share the spokesman of the Iranian judiciary, Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei. "Trap" American
Thousands of people have tried to show Monday afternoon in Tehran and Isfahan to the appeal of former Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi and former parliament speaker Mehdi Karoubi.
These rallies have degenerated into clashes with security forces. Two supporters of the regime were killed and an undetermined number of others injured in the clashes, said Tuesday the MP Kazem Jalali, a member of the Committee on Security and Foreign Policy in Parliament.
The two opposition leaders "have fallen into the trap of the United States" by publishing the call for protests. "Parliament condemns this action US-Zionist anti-revolutionary and seditious anti-national", for his part said Larijani.
"Mousavi and Karoubi should be hanged," in turn have members shouted at the session of parliament. They chanted "Death to America", "Death to Israel, but also" death Mousavi, Karoubi and Khatami (the former reformist president).

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