More than 100 of the protesters and opposition leaders swept up and arrested after Iran’s controversial election are now on trial. The leading opposition candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, has said that the “teeth of the torturers and confession-extorters have reached to the bones of the people.”
Mr Mousavi’s comments went even further, accusing the authorities of forcing the detainees to confess to the crimes.
“The teeth of the torturers and confession-extorters have reached to the bones of the people,” he said.
“Witnessing such trumped-up trials, the only judgment that the conscience of humanity can make is the moral collapse and discredit of its directors.”