Assembly of Qom Seminary Scholars and Researchers
The Assembly became more widely known outside of Iran after its criticism of the 12 June 2009 Iranian presidential election. The group criticized the election vote counting system and the Iranian Guardian Council in a statement saying the Council no longer had the "right to judge in this case as some of its members have lost their impartial image in the eyes of the public." The Assembly also released a joint statement demanding new elections as well a statement condemning the state-sponsored detention and killing of anti-Mahmoud Ahmadinejad protesters.
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- Pro-reform clerical body protests Iran elections 5 July 2009, accessed 10 July 2009
- The Daily Beast, Reza Aslan
- (in Persian) Official website