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Iran Lawmakers Seek to Impeach Labor Minister, State Media Say

A group of 19 Iranian parliamentarians are seeking to impeach Labor, Cooperatives and Social Welfare Minister Abdolreza Sheikholeslami after he appointed an official accused of links to the deaths of prisoners in custody, the state-run Fars news agency reported.

An impeachment motion has been signed and will be submitted to parliament’s presiding board shortly, lawmaker Ahmad Tavakoli, who heads the body’s research center, told state-run Press TV today. Fars, which also published a copy of the motion, said the document was lodged earlier today.