Iran: Official Arrested For Criticizing Clerics

by Infidelesto on June 12, 2008 · 0 comments

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Washington Post

TEHRAN, June 11 — A mid-level government official supportive of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s political faction was arrested Wednesday for making public accusations of corruption against several top clerics, the Iranian Fars News Agency reported.

Iranian media accounts said Abbas Palizdar gave two speeches at universities in the Iranian cities of Hamadan and Shiraz in May in which he denounced several clerics, some of whom hold important political positions.

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Mehrdad Bazrbash, a politician in Ahmadinejad’s faction, said the comments were part of a conspiracy against the government aimed at creating “disagreement among officials,” according to a report in the pro-government Iran newspaper.

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