Iranians were wearing green wristbands and they only had one demand: announce who we voted for; not who you wanted us to vote for. This has been enough to earn them imprisonment and torture. Are you, the European people, going to remain calm and silent, so that, thanks to the revenue it continues to earn from oil, the Ahmadinejad government can continue to torture people? Do you want it to train terrorists for the entire region and threaten others with missiles?
Finally, let me continue by summarizing what Mr. Mir-Hussein Moussavi has been saying in the statements he has published:
"The declared election results are astounding. The people who voted know that they did not vote for Ahmadinejad. The Iranian people are vigilant and they will not submit to those who come to power by rigging elections."
Then, "they set upon the members of my campaign headquarters with electric batons".
Then, "instead of authorizing marches and rallies by the people who do not consider Ahmadinejad their legitimate president, they militarized the country's atmosphere and, as if they were taking part in a coup, they shot and killed some people in the streets in the most heartrending way. They wounded, detained and tortured thousands of people. And they did not even inform the families of those who had been martyred, wounded or detained of the fate of their loved ones."
And "even if anyone just wrapped a strip of green cloth around their wrist, they were beaten up".
"They asked me to forego my personal right. The election is not a personal issue and I cannot strike a deal or back down on the rights of the people and their trampled votes."
"What has happened is more than the imposition of an unwanted government on a nation. It is the imposition of a new kind of political life on the country. In short, Iran's situation today is as follows:
"People's votes have been stolen.
"There is a government without political legitimacy.
"The people have been ill-treated and insulted.
"Young people have been wounded, detained and tortured.
"Blood has been spilt.
"Pens have been broken.
"Newspapers have been shut.
"There is the kind of security atmosphere that follows a coup.
"People feel extensively and bitterly mistrustful."
We declare that:
1."Most of Iranian society, of which I, Mir-Hossein Musavi am a member, do not accept the Iranian government's political legitimacy." And we call on the people of the world to join the Iranian people in not giving official recognition to the illegitimate Ahmadinejad government.
2."We want to stop the military and security measures of the illegitimate government of Iran." And we call on the world's free nations and governments and political organizations and defenders of human rights to support the people of Iran in order to prevent the killing, detention and torture of a people who are being crushed because they wanted to determine their own fate via the ballot box.
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