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Iran supreme leader: Questioning elections a crime

Iran supreme leader: Questioning elections a crime

Iran's supreme leader says questioning the results of June presidential election is a crime in the latest warning to the opposition.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters in Iran, did not go so far on Wednesday as to order the arrest of top opposition leaders, as called for by hardliners.
Opposition figures Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mahdi Karroubi and former President Mohammad Khatami remain defiant, saying the elections were marred by massive vote fraud and refuse to recognize the government as legitimate.
Protests after the elections were crushed in a heavy crackdown that resulted in hundreds of arrests in the worst unrest since the Islamic Revolution. The opposition says at least 72 protesters were killed, while the government has confirmed 30.