MP, who questioned leader, offers to resign under intimidation
Source: `Iran' daily newspaper web site
The Majlis deputy from Mahallat and Delijan, Ali Asghar Hadizadeh [who
questioned the leader Ali Khamene'i's right of veto over Majlis authority],
addressing the Majlis speaker yesterday, said: The presidium of the Majlis
is duty-bound to defend the rights and status of the deputies.
He added: I have suffered continuous intimidation over the past two
days. They say that I am now an apostate and, therefore, my relationship
with my [Muslim] wife is illegal.
Hadizadeh said: The official organs of the city have staged demonstrations
against me and allege that I have become an apostate. If you discern that
I have spoken against the leader's opinion, please say so, and I will submit
my resignation. Why are you creating such an adverse climate that the people's
deputies are afraid to speak. The Voice and Vision Organization of the
Islamic Republic refused to speak to me even for a couple of minutes. I
wanted to explain the matter through the radio and television. I have been
a deputy of the Majlis over the past four years, and I was never given
the opportunity to express my opinion through the local radio and television
stations. And now the organization has launched extensive propaganda against
me in order to depict me as a hypocrite.