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Iranian opposition leaders write joint letter to request permit to hold rally on election anniversary

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Iranian opposition leaders, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi made an official application to the Ministry of Interior for a peaceful demonstration on June 12. The application was delivered to Tehran governor's office today in the form of a letter prepared in the course of a meeting between the two leaders.

Mehdi Karoubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi during their meeting

The letter indicates that the march will start at Imam Hussein Square and end at the Azadi Square.

June 12 is the anniversary of the controversial presidential elections of 2009 which brought Mahmoud Ahmadinejad back to another term at the presidency.

Letter of request for peaceful demonstrations in Tehran on June 12

Source: Saham News

In the name of God

Dear Mr. Tamaddon, the honourable Governor of Tehran

With greeting and respect,

Due to the rare and prideful attendance of the great nation of Iran, the tenth presidential election of Iran turned into another glorious event in Iran's political history and now we are approaching the anniversary of this historic event that because of the serious doubts about its announced results caused some bitter events in the country.

Therefore, we hereby according to Article 27 * of the constitution and the citizens' rights request to have permit for a peaceful rally on 1389/3/22 (June 12, 2010) from Imam Hossein Square to Azadi Square.

God willing, with the issue of permit for this rally, we will witness glorious presence of knowledgeable, spiritual and revolutionary groups to defend the virtue of the ideas of the Islamic Republic's divine establishment.

Mehdi Karroubi / Mir Hossein Mousavi

* Article 27 of Islamic Republic's constitution [Freedom of Assembly] : Public gatherings and marches may be freely held, provided arms are not carried and that they are not detrimental to the fundamental principles of Islam.

Mousavi and Karoubi are the two disputing candidates of the elections which have challenged the outcome of the elections and refused to accept the legitimacy of the consequent government.

Saham News published the details of the meeting between the two opposition leaders and reported Mehdi Karoubi's criticism of growing social restrictions and the government's cancellation of events for the annual commemoration of Ayatollah Khomeini's passing at Jamaran.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Basij Forces along with some members of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad administration have announced that they will hold the commemoration services for Ayatollah Khomeini with two million participants.

The service is scheduled to be carried out this Friday on June 4 at the tomb of the founder of the Islamic Republic with Ayatollah Khamenei in attendance.

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