This is a new letter published today on Moussavi’s Facebook page, from Ayatollah Montazeri:
“We are from god and we will return to him”
Great people of Iran
It is with extreme sadness that I have learnt of the massacre of the people who had gathered peacefully to defend their rights. I am deeply concerned about these events, and hereby declare Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as national mourning days. I support the people’s pacific acts in order to defend their rights in respect of our republic, and forbid any act which can harm it.
All my brothers and sisters are bound to help the nation in this fight, and I declare any resistance, specially any violence against the people, against the principles of Islam and “Haram”.
This is huge! Montazeri is a religious authority, one who can issue Fatwas, which are religious rules. By declaring the police’s actions « Haram » (forbidden) he may have a significant impact on the religious’ mind.
Edit: I have not found this letter on Motazeri’s site. However, a scan is available from Moussavi’s facebook page. Letter’s scan :