Iran militia wants probe of opposition leader

Iran's Basij militia is calling for an investigation into
opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi's role in the street protests
that followed last month's presidential election.
The semiofficial Fars news agency says the militia has sent
Iran's chief prosecutor a letter accusing Mousavi of taking part in
nine offenses against the state, including "disturbing the
nation's security."
That charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years' imprisonment.
The Basiji are known as the street enforcers of Iran's supreme
leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Iran's regime says 17 protesters and eight Basiji were killed in
two weeks of unrest.
Mousavi insists he won the June 12 election. He did not
immediately respond to Wednesday's allegations.


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