Election rigging was planned months in advance, says Moussavi

June 21st, 2009 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS  

Tehran/Berlin, June 20 (DPA) Mir-Hossein Moussavi, the presidential candidate defeated in last week’s contested poll, has written a letter to Iran’s Guardian Council Saturday, saying that he believes the election was rigged in advance.
In the seven-page letter, made public as clashes were going on between police and protestors in Tehran, Moussavi said “I will continue my efforts to clarify the truth on the basis of the constitution and current laws, although the violations and planning of this disgusting move had been planned in advance.”

The Guardian Council had offered to recount 10 percent of votes randomly to prove the veracity of the poll.

Protestors Saturday defied a stern injunction by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to stop the demonstrations, and turned out in Tehran and other cities. Police used tear-gas and water cannon to break up the protests, witnesses said.

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