Mehdi Karroubi, who spoke in a meeting with the Central Council of University Alumni today, maintained that in the tenth presidential election in Iran votes were "rationed." Mr. Karroubi claimed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was allotted 25 million of the votes and his own allotment was 330 thousand.
These numbers were confirmed by the Guardian Council as the number of votes received by the two candidates. Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran announced Ahmadinejad's victory on the day after the elections with 24 million votes and confirmed the veracity of the elections.
Supreme Leader Warns Opposition
Leaders Against Questioning Presidential Vote
October 30, 2009 - Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has described questioning the country's disputed June 12 presidential vote as the "biggest crime." Khamenei's comments, reported in Iranian media, appear to be his strongest warning yet to opposition leaders such as Mir Hossein Musavi and Mehdi Karrubi, who have on a number of occasions said that the vote was massively rigged in favor of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
Ahmadinejad's opponents Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hosein Mousavi and Mohsen Rezai
challenged the outcome. While the conservative candidate Mr. Rezai withdrew his
complaints, Karroubi and Mousavi pursue their protests to the alleged fraud in
elections and deny the legitimacy of the current government.
Mehdi Karroubi told the group of social activists that the country's current situation is "highly sensitive" and the ascension of the tenth government is not the result of merely "one or two nights of planning."
He claimed: "The Islamic Republic has been off-tracked from its main path and we intend to put it back on track." He added "The Islamic Republic is not dependent on one single person or else it would disappear with the departure of that person. If every principle of the constitution had been executed, the country would not be faced with such difficulties."
Mr. Karroubi has been under severe attack by conservative factions of the establishment for pursuing reports of "torture and abuse" of post election detainees in prisons. He has announced that he will not back down from his demands for justice.
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