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Nekounam: Mousavi should be put on trial

03 Aug 2009 23:332 Comments
img633830939312812500-1[TEHRAN BUREAU] Source: Alef News

Hojjatoleslam Mohammad-Ibrahim Nekounam, Deputy Head of the Majlis Article 90 Commission, said if he were the judge presiding over the trial of the post-election detainees, he would put Mir Hossein Mousavi in the defendant's seat for instigating all the unrest.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an open parliamentary session, Nekounam said he was against the broadcast of the detainee confessions. He said he believed "interviews with the figures who had a role in the recent events was closer to the law."

In response to a question about Mohammad Atrianfar and Mohammad-Ali Abtahi's confessions in court, Nekounam said, "These people are our friends and are considered important figures and we are happy to see them return to the right path."

In response to a question about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's claims that former intelligence minister Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei had not provided him with reports regarding the developments during the post-vote unrest, Nekounam said, "The intelligence minister repeatedly informed the nation about the latest developments on national television."

Regarding the special committee formed by Majlis to inspect section 209 of Evin Prison, Nekounam said, "Prisoners told the committee that they were happy with their conditions in prison and that they had no complaints."

The Iranian parliament has tasked a 10-member parliamentary committee to investigate the deaths and detentions of the post-election protesters.

Members of the special committee recently visited section 209 of Evin Prison, which is under the complete control of the Intelligence Ministry, and reported that they had found no proof of mistreatment or abuse of detainees in that section.

On Sunday, Kazem Jalali, a spokesman for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, rejected media reports of torture and harsh conditions in the detention center. "It is only natural for the prisoners to feel uncomfortable," he said, "After all, it's a prison, not a hostel."

[Note: The Article 90 Commission is tasked with investigating any complaints about the performance of the executive and judiciary branches.

Article 90 of the Iranian Constitution :

Whoever has a complaint concerning the work of the Assembly or the executive power, or the judicial power can forward his complaint in writing to the Assembly. The Assembly must investigate his complaint and give a satisfactory reply. In cases where the complaint relates to the executive or the judiciary, the Assembly must demand a proper investigation in the matter and an adequate explanation; it must announce the results within a reasonable time. In cases where the subject of the complaint is of public interest, the reply must be made public. ]

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2 Comments

Big Liar!

shetty / August 4, 2009 3:13 AM

The article 90 commission of the majlis of the Islamic Republic of Iran reminds one of those blue ribbon investigative commissions that are set up by the all governmants world wide to investigat all sorts of governmantal abuses amd corruption .Their conclusions are usally preordaned. The major goals of these so called independant commisions are multi fold. But the primary goal is to placad the public at large and allow the government to continue its policies by giving it a legal and judicial face.

The present Article 90 commission of the Majlis is no exception.

All dictotorial regims through out history have used its state power to silence its critices.They have used the judiciory and their so called legislative bodies ,their jughes to put dissidents in prison.They have used their so called independant courts to silence these prisoners of consious. From Stalins show trials of the 1930,s to the facists of the Nazi era in Germany and the Francoists of Spain these so called trials -those in secret and those that were carried out in public- in the era of facists in chili to the prsent day dictators in Iran these commisions have only one goal and that is to put a legal face on the crimes of these regimes and to confuse the world pulic opinion .But unfortunatly for the Islamic Republic of Iran their crimes have been broadcast worldwide through the use of the internet highway globaly. Let all would be futher dictators be aware.The time when you can murder and silience and commit and hide your murder and oppression of are over. The brave young generation of Iranian men and women who have put their lives on the line have shown the world how its done.HOJJATOLESLAM NEKOUNAM THE WORLD IS WATCHING.The photograghs of those who kill and maim our brave young women and men and those who give them legal cover our on the web and they will be jughed harshly by the Iranian Nation and history !

Ben Khezri / August 4, 2009 8:17 PM