Head Tehran prosecutor: those involved in 2009 protests not to be in next government
Iran, Tehran, Aug.2/ Trend T. Jafarov
Those who were involved in the 2009 protest after the presidential elections in Iran, will not be permitted to be in the new president Hassan Rouhani's administration, general prosecutor of Iran, the spokesman of country's Judiciary System Gholam Hossein Mohsen Ejei told Trend.
He made the remarks on the sidelines of the rallies held today, devoted to the Quds Day.
Hassan Rouhani won the June 14 presidential elections in Iran, gathering over 50 percent of votes, securing his place as the next president of Iran. His inauguration will take place in Tehran on August 4.
At the same time, country's intelligence minister Heydar Moslehi dismissed rumors about the possibility of people involved with the 2009 post-presidential protests in Iran, being elected into the new cabinet of Rouhani.
"It should never be permitted for such people, who were involved in the 2009 post-election protests, to come back into the government, because they have broken the law," Moslehi said, answering Trend's question.
He also recalled the statement of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that if the mentioned people will abide the law, the government will not have any problems with them.
At Iran's 10th presidential election, held on June 12, 2009, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad run against three other candidates. IRNA news agency reported the next morning that Ahmadinejad won the election, thus becoming Iran's president for the second term.
After the elections, opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi issued a statement and called their supporters to protest the decision.
The reformists of the opposition during the 2009 presidential elections, said that there was vote fraud during Ahmadinejad's win, who won the elections with the help from IRGC and Basij Civil Forces.
Massive protests against the outcome of the election were met with fierce repressions, during which security forces shot and killed dozens of people and thousands were arrested.
Currently, both Mousavi and Karroubi remain under house arrest, until further notice from the government.