In a sign that Iran's crackdown on anti-government protests is escalating, the country's state-run news media reports that its parliament is now calling for the arrests of opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, who ran against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad earlier this year, in addition to Fa'ezeh Hashemi, daughter of former president Ayatolla Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. "They must not remain on the sidelines and be safe," legislator Hassan Noroozi said. "Those who issue statements and invite people to create chaos in the streets and attack one another must be dealt with according to Islamic laws."At least seven demonstrators were killed Sunday in protests against the government.
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