Former Iranian President Ali Akbar Rafsanjani said that most of the opposition, currently under arrest, is innocent people tied to the Islamic Revolution.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the presidential elections in Iran June 12, 2009. Representatives of the opposition refused to recognize the results because of widespread falsification of the results.
Millions of people participated in the massive protests. Many people died in these actions and hundreds of opposition leaders, journalists and former officials were arrested.
Rafsanjani said that the arrested opposition members fully recognize the constitution and did not allow lawlessness.
Rafsanjani said March 23 that the stability and order in the country may be ensured by releasing the arrested opposition members and by compensating them for moral and material damage.
Rafsanjani called on the authorities to treat the opposition more moderately.