'People have right to protest'

TEHRAN: Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi said people have the right to protest against lies and fraud, according to a statement released on Sunday on the website of his newspaper Kalameh.

"I as one of the mourners (of the Saturday killings) invite my dear people to self-restraint. The nation belongs to you," Mousavi said.

"The revolution is your legacy. To protest against lies and fraud is your right. Be hopeful that you will get your right and do not allow others who want to provoke your anger... to prevail," the presidential candidate said.

Mousavi made his statement in the wake of state television reports that at least 10 people were killed in disturbances on Saturday amid street protests against the declared results of the June 12 presidential election.