Tens of thousands of Iranian demonstrators in Tehran called for a swift trial of the masterminds of the recent riots in the capital, underlining that the Iranian nation can no more tolerate seditious moves in the country.
The prayers worshipers in Tehran on Friday staged protests after weekly Friday prayers congregation against the post-presidential-election riots' leaders.
Condemning those acting against the Islamic Republic establishment after the 2009 presidential elections, the worshipers called on the Judiciary to take action against them.
The demonstrations came after Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani stressed that the country's judiciary system will pursue the case with seditionists, and added that the judiciary will not tolerate any act harming the Islamic ruling system.
Speaking on Thursday, Ayatollah Larijani described the anti-government protests as "treachery" and said that while taking "Islamic compassion" into consideration, the Judiciary "will not tolerate acts that would intend to harm the Islamic establishment."
"We call on all people to allow the Judiciary to investigate cases within the framework of the law and in accordance with the interests of the state," Ayatollah Larijani stated.
He pledged that the Judiciary will take appropriate steps to halt efforts by "the leaders of sedition to publicize their statements", calling on the Iranian nation to exercise "patience and vigilance."
Earlier, a senior Iranian judiciary official on Wednesday pointed to the Iranian nation's massive and strong call for the trial of the leaders of recent unrests in the country, and said that the judiciary will definitely try sedition masterminds Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi.
"The judiciary will definitely fulfill its duty with regard to the trial of Mousavi and Karroubi," Deputy Chief of the Judiciary for Legal and Judicial Development Hojjatoleslam Ali Razini told FNA.
"People should know that the judiciary will not ignore its duty with regard to the trial of sedition masterminds and will try them in due time," the senior judiciary official underlined.
Also on Wednesday, Iran's Prosecutor-General and Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeii said that Tehran would certainly punish those who masterminded the Monday unrests in the capital.
"Elements behind this incident should be punished since riot, insecurity, damage to public properties and invitation to chaos cannot be ignored."
Several groups of seditionists staged riots in western Tehran on Monday afternoon. Rioters damaged public amenities and private buildings and properties and set up roadblocks by setting fire on garbage cans during the rush hour in the Iranian capital.
Rioters opened fire at the public and police troops, killing one university student on the scene and wounding 9 more. One of those wounded in the incident also died at the hospital.
Tehran's police tried to disperse the rioters, but did not reciprocate the gunfire. Police officials announced yesterday that most of those wounded in the incident are security and police troops.
According to police officials, the seditionists had hatched a plot to get the police and security forces involved in armed clashes to allege that they had been treated violently, but they failed to do so.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Iranian press reports pro-oppression demonstrations
Besides that, according to this anti-government protestors fired on police. What are the odds that the opposite is true?