Mir-Hossein Mousavi

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Mir-Hossein Mousavi Khameneh (born 2 March 1942) is an Iranian reformist politician, painter and architect who served as the fifth and last Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1981 to 1989. He was a reformist candidate for the 2009 presidential election and eventually the leader of the opposition in the post-election protests. He and his wife are currently under house arrest.


It is possible to live a moral life, even during this immoral era…
  • Ahmadinejad's dictatorial ways have hurt Iran's image across the globe and could be a prelude to dictatorship.
    • As quoted in "Ahmadinejad lashes out at Iran's ex-presidents", CNN (4 June 2009)
  • People must be able to express their opinion and protest freely. A free society in the country can protect it much better than any military force.
    • As quoted in "The Political Evolution of Mousavi" by Muhammad Sahimi, PBS Frontline : Tehran Bureau (16 February 2010)

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