Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Mir-Hossein Mousavi

Age: 68
Occupation: Iranian opposition leader
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

Mousavi, once a protégé of Ayatollah Ali Khomenei, has emerged as a problem for the regime he helped create. Despite losing last year's presidential election — or, as many Iranians believe, having it stolen from him — he has deftly marshaled his supporters into a political movement that has resisted numerous threats and crackdowns.