Thursday, June 18, 2009
Supporters of Mousavi Hold Mourning Rally in Tehran
Supporters of Iran’s defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi are staging a fifth day of protest today to honor persons killed during the mass demonstrations over the past week. Mousavi accuses President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of rigging last week’s election. Hundreds of opposition activists, journalists and intellectuals have been reportedly arrested in recent days, including former Iranian Foreign Minister Ebrahim Yazdi and Tehran’s former mayor Mohammad Tavassoli. Earlier today, Iran’s most senior legislative body, the Guardian Council, said it will meet the three defeated candidates from Friday’s presidential election to discuss their complaints about the poll.
Posted by nickglais on 6/18/2009 12:45:00 PM