Iranian court disbands two leading opposition parties
An Iranian court has disbanded two of the country's leading opposition parties, Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejehi said Monday, dpa reported.
The spokesman said that the two parties IIPF and IRMO have been disbanded by a court and the two were no longer allowed to have any political activities, ISNA news agency reported.
Both parties were suspended earlier this year by the interior ministry and most of their members are currently jailed for alleged efforts to topple the Islamic establishment.
The two parties had accused the government of fraud in last year's presidential election and not acknowledged the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
IIPF and IRMO had also supported Ahmadinejad challenger Mir.Hossein Moussavi and been close to former reformist president Mohammad Khatami, who together with former parliament speaker Mehdi Karroubi and ex-president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani lead the opposition quartet.
Mohseni-Ejehi said that if the opposition leaders did not repent their support for the street protests last year against Ahmadinejad and the establishment, they would be eventually face trial as well.