by Chris Bodenner

Reuters:

"We are all members of a family. I hope with this sermon we can pass through this period of hardships that can be called a crisis," [Rafsanjani] said in a sermon broadcast on state radio. [...] "In the current situation it is not necessary for us to have a number of people in prisons ... we should allow them to return to their families," he said.

Outside the university grounds, police fired tear gas at Mousavi supporters chanting slogans demanding the release of detainees. It was the biggest anti-government protest since those that erupted in the week after the contested election. At least 15 people were arrested, the witness said.

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