SYNOPSIS: The issue of immunity from prosecution arose following recent arrests of at least twelve?
CU & SV Members of Parliament seated listening to speech (3 shots)
SV Mr. Yasamy addressing assembly and Members of Parliament listening (5 shots)
During the Parliamentary session, Members voted to waive immunity for one Member of Parliament, businessman Mr. Mansour Yassini, who will now face corruption charges.
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SYNOPSIS: The issue of immunity from prosecution arose following recent arrests of at least twelve prominent Iranians, including former Prime Minister Mr. Amir Abbas Hoveyda. The Shah has also authorised an investigation of his own family wealth--a move seen as an attempt to appease his opponents. Religious leaders are to be included for the first time in local government, sitting on special regional committees to investigate the wave of unrest which followed the imposition of martial law two months ago.