Iranian Opposition Face Coup Charge
In the latest power move by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad government in Iran members of the Iranian opposition face coup charges.
The group includes Mostafa Tajzadeh, a former deputy interior minister; Mohsen Aminzadeh, a former deputy foreign minister; Behzad Nabavi, a former member of parliament; and Saeed Hajjarian, the co-founder of Iran's main reformist party, the Islamic Participation Front.
The latest indictment calls for Hajjarian's party to be dissolved, along with another leading reformist group, the Islamic Revolution Mujahidin organisation.
While some of the defendents have apologized and some have made confessions that they incited the violence that swept Iran after the disputed elections, many outsiders have alleged that apologies and confessions were obtained as a result of mistreatment while in custody.