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Tehran Prosecutor Calls For Banning of Reformist Parties IIPP and IRMO

TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (Mehr News Agency) -- Tehran Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi has called for the Islamic Iran Participation Party (IIPP) and the Islamic Revolution Mojahedin Organization (IRMO) to be outlawed for their involvement in the post-election unrest.

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Mortazavi's call was included in the indictment against senior members of the two parties, which the Tehran deputy prosecutor read out on Tuesday during the fourth session of the trial of the people accused of orchestrating the unrest after the June 12 presidential election.

Former deputy interior minister Mostafa Tajzadeh, former deputy foreign minister Mohsen Aminzadeh, former government spokesman Abdollah Ramezanzadeh, IIPP member Saeed Hajjarian, and political activist Kian Tajbakhsh were among the defendants in court on Tuesday.

The indictment said the IIPP leaders asked supporters to gather in the streets after the election to confront the country's legitimate administration.

The IIPP had set up many illegal groups and organizations without registering them with the Interior Ministry and had sought to establish a pyramid organization to pressure the government, it added.

"This organization is similar to a cluster and functions like Gold Quest. Mr. Mirdamadi had designed it and we approved it in our political office," the indictment quoted senior IIPP member Saeed Hajarian as saying in his confession.

Mohsen Mirdamadi was the secretary general of the Islamic Iran Participation Party at the time of his arrest.

Hajjarian was arrested shortly after the June 12 presidential election.

In a statement read out in court by an associate, Hajjarian said he had "made major mistakes during the election by presenting incorrect analyses... and I apologize to the Iranian nation for those mistakes."

Hajjarian is charged with acting against national security and propaganda against the Islamic establishment for promoting illegal protests and raising doubts about the legitimacy of the election through claims that there had been vote-rigging.

The indictment also said that in recent years, IRMO members claimed that there had been irregularities in any election that did not produced the result they desired.

Since its establishment, IRMO members have claimed the group follows the line of Imam Khomeini, but their actions contradict the claim, the indictment stated.

IRMO was charged with a number of serious offenses, such as attempting to undermine the foundation of the Islamic Republic, lashing out at the Guardian Council, attacking several revolutionary institutions, and insulting religious sanctities.

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