Iran’s parliament speaker forwards list of 170 MPs to judiciary
Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has forwarded the list revealing 170 names of accused parliament members to the Judiciary, the Islamic Republic's IRNA news agency reported.
Kamaleddin Pirmoazzen, a member of the parliament's Conservatives Fraction announced the news on the Parliament Speaker Larijani's move on Feb. 4.
"I asked Larijani about the current status of the letter (including the names of 170 parliament members) which was signed by some 20 to 23 parliamentarians and he told me that it had been forwarded to the judiciary for adoption of the required measures," Pirmoazzen said.
Pirmoazzen reiterated that earlier this month the list revealing the names of 170 parliament members that Mohammad Reza Rahimi (the former vice president) has claimed they have received bribe money from him was forwarded by the Conservatives Fraction to legislative and judiciary heads.
The former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first vice president Mohammad Reza Rahimi had earlier this month after being sentenced to irrevocable imprisonment sentence claimed that 170 of the current parliament members had received bribe money from him to influence the election process.
Pirmoazzen, too, had earlier announced in a press conference that a number of parliament members have in a letter asked for revealing the names of the wrongdoer parliament members.