Haddad-Adel: There is no Need to Prosecute Mousavi and Karroubi

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Written By Mahmoud Sarvari

Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, the former speaker of Iran’s Majlis, says there is no need to prosecute Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi. According to his speech, the people of Iran have announced their hatred toward these two politicians.

“After 2009 presidential election, two nominees announced that their votes have been manipulated by Iranian government. But they couldn’t bring any logical reasons and documents to prove and back up their claims. By the way it was a perfect decision to not prosecute them in national courts.” said Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Iranian lawmaker, during a meeting with Yazd’s politicians and public figures. He is also a member of Academy of Persian Language and Literature, the High Council of Cultural Revolution, and the Expediency Discernment Council.

Recently the conservative parties urged government and judicial system to prosecute Mousavi and Karroubi over their activities and roles in protests happened after Iran’s tenth presidential election. Iran is preparing to hold the next presidential election on 2013 and according to Islamic Republic’s constitution, Guardian Council cannot reject the applications of politicians who have not been under prosecution.

This has sparked many criticisms against ruling party, but Iran’s Guardian Council said it will reject the applications of Mousavi and Karroubi if they announce their nominations for the next election in contrary of county’s constitution.

Many analysts believe that reformist parties don’t have any chance to win the next election as Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has negative opinion about their activities.