Mousavi's wife calls for release of Iranian protesters

Zahra Rahnavard, the wife of reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, called on the Iranian government on Wednesday to release the prisoners detained for protesting the disputed election results over the past two weeks, according to a report on Mousavi's Web site, Ghalam News, on Wednesday. "I regret the detention of politicians and civilians and want their immediate release," she said. Rahnavard added that "it is my duty to continue legal protests in order to preserve Iranians' rights." She also called on the government to prevent the presence of armed forces on the streets. "They do not need to act like a military regime that controls the streets. Any violent action against a civilian is unacceptable," she said.