Iran

Five-Mile-Long Rally in Tehran

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators formed a five-mile-long crowd today in central Iran as they defied a ban on protests and supported reformist leader Mir Hossein Mousavi. An Associated Press photographer saw one person shot and killed, and several others wounded outside a compound for volunteer militia. Iran’s supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, has directed Iran’s Guardian Council to investigate claims of election fraud. The Guardian Council must certify election results and has the right to nullify elections, though it has never used that power.