Almost 50 Iranian MPs call for opposition leaders to be killed

Members of Iran’s parliament have called for opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi to be tried and executed.

State TV showed some 50 conservative MPs marching through parliament’s main hall on Tuesday, chanting “Death to Mousavi, death to Karroubi”…

In a statement carried by the official IRNA news agency, conservative parliamentarians said: “Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi are corrupts on earth and should be tried.”

The charge “corrupt on earth” has been levelled at political dissidents in the past and carries the death penalty in Iran.