Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Latest from Iran (5 June): The House Arrests

Mehdi Karroubi at his home on Monday0550 GMT: In the week before the anniversary of the 2009 Presidential elections, one of the candidates, Mehdi Karroubi, has been allowed to meet his family.

Karroubi was detained with fellow candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mousavi's wife Zahra Rahnavard in mid-February 2011, as the regime attempted to limit any revival of the protests that challenged the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Karroubi's wife Fatemeh was also held under strict house arrest until last autumn.

Karroubi was moved to an apartment in another building, where he remains under the supervision of security forces.

from EA WorldView: EA Iran

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