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Members of Iran’s parliament seek prosecution of Rouhani

Conservative members of Iran’s parliament are seeking a legal case against former President Hassan Rouhani over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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According to Iranian news agencies, 35 members of Iran’s parliament requested that the country’s Justice Minister “address violations by the former president," Hassan Rouhani. 

The request was put forward by Mohammad Nabavian, a conservative politician who opposed the nuclear negotiations and a former student of hardline cleric Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi. The article did not detail which “violations” the lawmakers were seeking prosecution for, but numerous reports in the past have mentioned possible court cases against members of the former administration, including the president.   

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