Ali Motahari, the outspoken Iranian MP, was once again summoned by the judiciary on Wednesday February 19 for his critical views.

Khaneh Mellat reports that Ardebil MP Kamaleddin Pirmoazen confirmed the news, calling the summons “illegal and unfair.”

Last December, the Tehran Prosecutor announced that Motahari is facing charges for some of his statements in Parliament.

Motahari has criticized the harsh sentences given to political prisoners from the 2009 election protests and questioned the independence of the judiciary in its decision-making processes.

Some factions of the Islamic Republic are calling for the release of the opposition leaders of the 2009 election protests, Mousavi, Rahnavard and Karroubi, who have now entered their fourth year of house arrest. But hardliners have been adamant about keeping them detained, even though formal charges have never been laid against these figures.