Former chairman of Parliament defends presidential candidate saying that executing PMOI members in 80’s massacre should not be considered “negative”

massacre 1988 in Iran

Former head of Parliament, Gholamali Hadad Adel said on Thursday in an Eftar dinner that (presidential candidate) Reisi, has not given anyone a death sentence.
“The President did not act suitably during the presidential debates… One is not supposed to repeat the enemy’s words to win votes. Should one say that the people will not vote for someone who has issued death sentences? Mr. Reisi has not issued any death sentences but if death sentences have been issued for the Monafeghin (PMOI members), should one consider that as negative”? he said. (ISNA state-run News Agency – Jun. 1, 2017)