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Montazeri Denounces Government Earlier Today

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The following is from the Huffington Post

One of the day’s most important developments — that Iran’s most senior cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri had denounced the election results — wasn’t given nearly enough attention. Here’s some more coverage from McClatchy Newspapers:McClatchy Newspapers:

“No one in their right mind can believe” the official results from Friday’s contest, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri said of the landslide victory claimed by Ahmadinejad. Montazeri accused the regime of handling Mousavi’s charges of fraud and the massive protests of his backers “in the worst way possible.”

“A government not respecting people’s vote has no religious or political legitimacy,” he declared in comments on his official Web site. “I ask the police and army personals (personnel) not to ‘sell their religion,’ and beware that receiving orders will not excuse them before God.”


Written by eldercato

June 16, 2009 at 21:24

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