WaPo reports that opposition leader Mir Hosain Mousavi has released documents alleging bias in the June 12 presidential elections in Iran. He slams the Revolutionary Guards for interfering in the election.
Mousavi’s website in Persian is here.
Hosain Shariatmadari, a close adviser to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, called in an editorial Saturday for Mousavi and Karroubi to be prosecuted for their continued agitation against the announced outcome of the June 12 elections.
On the other side of the aisle, the reformist Assembly of Qom Seminary Scholars and Researchers issued a condemnation of the Guardian Council for playing a partisan and unfair role in the presidential elections, and warning that it could never again be trusted.
Ayatollah Mohsen Kadivar, an important reformist thinker now teaching at Duke University, told Der Spiegel that the Iranian form of theocracy has failed and that Khamenei made a foolish error in tying himself so closely to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Despite wanting reforms, Kadivar is a Khomeinist and not a revolutionary. That he is so disheartened as to declare the regime a ‘failure’ is a sign of how far things have gone in Iran.
MP Masoud Pezeshkian bravely addressed the Iranian parliament on June 2, decrying state violence against the protesters:
Pezeshkian had been Minister of Health and Medical Education in Iran during former president Mohammad Khatami’s second term, 2001-2005. He was elected a member of parliament from Tabriz in 2008.
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