Reuters reports that Mir Hossein Mousavi, the opposition leader who lost in the Iranian presidential elections has released a statement today.
Mousavi said “Protesting against lies and fraud is your right.” Mousavi also appealed to the brutal security forces to show restraint in handling the demonstrators. “In your protests, continue to show restrainy. I am expecting armed forces to avoid irreversible damage”, he said. Mousavi continued that the arrest of supporters “will create a rift between society and the country’s armed forces.”