My duty to continue "legal" protests: Mousavi's wife

TEHRAN Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:20am EDT

TEHRAN (Reuters) - The wife of Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi called on the establishment to immediately release Iranians detained at election protests, his website reported Wednesday.

"I regret the arrest of many politicians and people and want their immediate release ... It is my duty to continue legal protests to preserve Iranian rights," Zahra Rahnavard was quoted by the website as saying.

She also criticized the presence of armed forces in the streets.

(Reporting by Hossein Jaseb; Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Louise Ireland)