Iran Guards wants former president, moderates tried
Washington Post / Reza Derakhshani
09-Aug-2009 (one comment)

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday that opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi, a defeated presidential candidate and a former president should be tried for inciting unrest after a disputed presidential poll.

The June 12 presidential election plunged Iran into its biggest internal crisis since the 1979 Islamic revolution, exposed deepening divisions in its ruling elite and set off a wave of protests that left 26 people dead.

"If Mousavi, (defeated candidate Mehdi) Karoubi and (former president Mohammad) Khatami are main suspects behind the soft revolution in Iran, which they are, we expect the judiciary ... to go after them, arrest them, put them on trial and punish them," said Yadollah Javan, a senior Guards commander, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Protests gripped Tehran and other cities after the vote, which moderates say was rigged to secure the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but officials say it was the "healthiest" vote in the past 30 years.

State media say at least 26 people were killed and hundreds arrested in post-election violence.

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