Tehran, YJC. An Iranian Majils representative says the board that watches the MPs has received a formal complaint against MP Ali Motahari for his remarks against long-term house arrest of 2009 opposition leaders.
Evaz Heidarpour said on Saturday that the board had received the formal complaint by 50 peers of Motahari after his speech caused skirmish in the Majils and ended in a minutes of halt to the parliamentary session.
Speaking in an open session of Parliament on January 11, Motahari said the continuation of the house arrest of Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard as well as Mahdi Karroubi without a judicial verdict is a violation of the Constitution. He warned that the move would be detrimental to the Islamic Revolution.
Several Majlis representatives then walked to the podium shouting and chanting slogans against those behind the post-election unrest in Iran back in 2009, and prevented Motahari from continuing his speech.
Vice Speaker Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard expressed outrage at Motahari for his comments and adjourned the session. However, it was resumed after 25 minutes.
Aboutorabi-Fard stated that the continuation of Motahari’s speech would not serve the country's interests.
Mousavi, Rahnavard and Karroubi have been held under house arrest since 2011 on charges of provoking people and harming national security by spreading the idea that the 2009 presidential election was rigged.