I was reading about Abolhassan Banisadr, the first president of Iran, in wikipedia, but it did not answer all my questions about him. Why was he impeached? I know wikipedia sucks, but that is the only place I could find anything at the time. I am curious for more details. Here is what wikipedia said: Abolhassan Banisadr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Banisadr was impeached on June 21, 1981 by the Majlis (the Iranian Parliament) in his absence, allegedly because of his moves against the clerics in power, in particular Mohammad Beheshti, the head of the judicial system at the time. Khomeini himself appears to have instigated the impeachment, which he signed the next day. Even before Khomeini had signed the impeachment papers, the Pasdaran had seized the Presidential buildings and gardens and imprisoned newspaper writers who worked for a newspaper closely tied to Banisadr. Over the next few days, they also executed several of his closest friends, including Hossein Navab, Rashid Sadrolhefazi, and Manouchehr Massoudi. Montazeri was among the few people in the government in support of Banisadr, but he was soon stripped of his powers and jailed. It was revealed later that the group of guards who were assigned to capture Banisadr were told to kill him rather than get him to jail. At the same time the Iranian goverment made all parties (except Islamic Republic Party party) illegal and government forces arrested and imprisoned the members of other parties such as People's Mujahedin , Fadaian Khalgh, Toodeh, and Paikar. Banisadr went into hiding two days after his removal, and hid in remote areas of western Iran, protected by the People's Mujahedin (PMOI) and Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). He attempted to organize an alliance of anti-Khomeini factions to retake power, including the PMOI, KDP, and the Fedaian Organisation (Minority), while eschewing any contact with pro-Shah exile groups. He met numerous times while in hiding with PMOI leader Massoud Rajavi to plan an alliance, but after the execution on July 27 of PMOI member Mohammadreza Saadati, Banisadr and Rajavi concluded that it was unsafe to remain in Iran. On July 28, they were smuggled aboard an Iranian Air Force Boeing 707 piloted by Colonel Behzad Moezzi, which followed a routine flight plan before deviating out of Iranian airspace, and eventually landing in Paris. In exile in Paris, Banisadr and Rajavi were given political asylum, with the proviso that they not engage in anti-Khomeini activities from France. This restriction was effectively ignored once France had evacuated its embassy in Tehran, and Banisadr with Rajavi set up the National Council of Resistance of Iran. However, soon after founding the council Banisadr fell out with Rajavi accusing him of having dictatorship and violent ideologies. Furthermore, Banisadr opposed the armed opposition as initiated and sustained by Rajavi and sought support for the Iranian side during the Iran-Iraq war." I am curious for more details. What exactly did Banisadr do to make the ayatollah so mad he executed everyone associated with him?