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RAN'S NATIONAL-RELIGIOUS ACTIVISTS SAID TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR JUNE UNREST.

Tehran Deputy Prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Saberi-Zafarqandi told reporters after the 15 September court hearing of people accused of participating in Tehran's June unrest that the national-religious (melli-mazhabi) group was behind the events, IRNA reported. Mehdi Aminizadeh, Mikail Azimi, Ali Asghar Rahmani-Nejad, Mohammad Rezai, Ali Asghar Sadeghi, and Behruz Tayarani are accused of "acting against national security" and "aiming to disturb the public peace." Furthermore, according to the prosecutor, the six are accused of establishing a nongovernmental organization (NGO) as a cover for the illegal activities of the national-religious activists and of having contacts with the national-religious activists who guided the disturbances via the NGO. Saberi-Zafarqandi said the accused have confessed and requested clemency, and the prosecutor has requested reduced sentences for them because they cooperated during their interrogations and expressed contrition. BS

source: RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 7, No. 176, Part III, 16 September 2003

Comment: Do we have more info on this and these people?
17 posted on 09/16/2003 9:26:29 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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IRANIAN LEGISLATURE'S CLERICS MEET WITH GUARDIANS COUNCIL.

Parliamentarian Assadollah Kian-Ersi, who represents a constituency in Isfahan Province, said clerical members of the legislature met with the Guardians Council on 9 September to discuss the upcoming parliamentary election, "Siyasat-i Ruz" daily newspaper reported on 15 September. Both sides agreed on the need for extensive public participation in the election, with Kian-Ersi saying, "One should try to win the trust of the people in order to increase their motivation for extensive participation in the elections." He added that the two sides discussed the impact of foreign affairs and domestic problems on the public. Both sides also agreed, according to the daily, that "the best way to maintain and strengthen the pillars of the system is to act according to the guidelines of Imam Khomeini (may he rest in peace), and to keep in mind the values and aspirations of the Islamic revolution." BS

source: RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 7, No. 176, Part III, 16 September 2003
18 posted on 09/16/2003 9:28:35 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith
These students were arrested in 2002.. These are the references I found for some from Asia Times:

Tuesday, Nov 26 - Four student protesters - Saeed Razavi-Faqih, Abdollah Momeini, Mehdi Aminizadeh and Akbar Atri - are arrested by plainclothes security agents. The four are blindfolded and taken to an unknown location.

Wednesday, Nov 27 - The four students are released.

Tuesday, Dec 10 - Saeed Razavi-Faqih, Abdollah Momeini, Mehdi Aminizadeh and Akbar Atri have been ordered to appear (on Saturday) before the hard-line Tehran Revolutionary Court for further questioning. The four are charged with "insulting Islamic sanctities" and "endangering state security" for leading demonstrations.
21 posted on 09/16/2003 2:53:43 PM PDT by nuconvert
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