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Judiciary chief defends opposition house arrests as legal

The head of Iran’s Judiciary says there is no legal obstacle to the house arrest of the leaders of the Green Movement according to the country’s laws. » read more

Rights group slams opposition house arrests on fourth anniversary

Iran’s Human Rights Defenders Centre says the house arrests of MirHosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard are illegal and neither the Supreme Leader nor the Supreme Council of National Security has the legal authority to impose such a sentence. » read more

Parliament erupts over talk of detained opposition leaders

Iranian Parliament fell into turmoil when Ali Motahari stood up to question the house arrest of MirHosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard, and the session was finally brought to an end by the order of the deputy speaker. » read more

Judiciary says trial possible for Mousavi, Karroubi

MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi will be brought to trial as soon as the necessary conditions are set, the first deputy of the judiciary told a news conference on Monday. » read more

Mousavi responds to public attacks

With a rising number of accusations against the opposition leaders being spread in the media, MirHosein Mousavi has responded, calling those attacks “slander and insults”. » read more

Leader’s representative comments on opposition house arrests

The Iranian Supreme Leader’s representative in the Basij forces says the release of MirHosein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karroubi from house arrest can only be achieved “through secret channels”. » read more

Minister says administration powerless to end house arrests

Iran’s Justice Minister says the administration has no jurisdiction over the opposition leaders’ continued house arrest, and this issue can only be decided by the National Security Council. » read more

Mousavi fears for health of wife without treatments

MirHosein Mousavi, the Iranian opposition leader who has been under house arrest with his wife, Zahra Rahnavard, since 2011, has spoken out against the failure of the authorities to provide adequate medical treatment for his wife. » read more

Detained opposition leader writes to supportive MP

Mehdi Karroubi, one of three Iranian opposition leaders who have been under house arrest since 2011, has reportedly written to Iranian MP Ali Motahari, urging him to persist in helping the detained leaders to officially stand trial. » read more

Media ban eased for opposition couple under house arrest

Opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard are no longer completely restricted from accessing information in the media, according to opposition sources. » read more