Source: Radio Zamaneh
Iranian opposition leader, Mehdi Karroubi lashed out against Sadegh Larijani, head of Iran's judiciary claiming he has compromised his status in the legal system by interfering in political matters. Last week, by referring to leaders of the post-election protests as "leaders of the riots," Sadegh Larijani threatened opposition leaders that the judiciary has ample evidence to prosecute them.
People cheering for Mehdi Karrobi
Mr. Karroubi claims Mr. Larijani's statement are
"worthless and void." He also maintained that Mr. Larijani has no "executive,
judicial and revolutionary" experience and that "the judicial system is far too
sensitive to get caught up in lack of experience."
Mr. Larijani took over the role of the head of judiciary a few months ago and in his statement last week, he compared the reformist leaders with the People's Mojahedin Organization which are considered one of the chief enemies of the Islamic Republic.
Karroubi ridiculed the comparison expressing surprise that "the wave of protesters is compared to a minority group while the State's attempt at raising a rally only gathered a few thousand people."
His reference was to the demonstrations organized
by hardliners on Friday to condemn the tearing of Ayatollah Khomeini's picture.
Reportedly the rally did not attract many participants.
It was also reported that the representative of Ayatollah Khamenei in this rally had called for the execution of the "leaders of the riots."
Mr. Karroubi added: "They arrange a gathering and send a weak person of low character to make a speech and he issues a death sentence for us, and thus they pave the road for our assassination."
Mehdi Karroubi also maintained that "it is a power struggle and since they are short on people's vote, they have resorted to force, threats and scare tactics."
The opposition leader also advised that "rather than interfering in politics, the Head of Judiciary had better attend to the situation of justice in the country and work on the Kahrizak file and follow up on the suspicious death of its physician."
He also called on the Head of judiciary to check up on the "literature" used by investigators during questioning of detainees in the nation's prisons.
Mehdi karroubi concludes that he will not be scared by any of these threats and "will stand by his covenant with the people."
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