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Opposition leaders’ children call for their release

The children of Mehdi Karroubi, MirHosein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard, the three Iranian opposition leaders who have been under house arrest for close to two years, today demanded that the Islamic Republic authorities end the “violation” of their parents’ rights and release them. » read more

Senior cleric defends detained opposition leaders

Ayatollah Dastgheib, a dissident Iranian cleric and member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, has issued a statement saying those who put MirHosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard under house arrest are “guilty of committing a crime.” » read more

Opposition leaders denied attending funeral of Rahnavard’s father

Zahra Rahnavard was allowed 15 minutes away from her house arrest on Saturday December 29 to visit her father Sadegh Kazemi, who had just passed away at a hospital in Tehran. » read more

Opposition leaders must be released: former president

Mohammad Khatami has called once more for the release of the Iranian opposition leaders during a visit with MirHosein Mousavi’s daughters. » read more

Supreme Leader ordered opposition leaders held: official

The head of Iran’s Security Forces said today that the house arrest of opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi and their wives has been carried out under the orders of the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. » read more

Conservative MP slams anti-opposition statements

Conservative Iranian MP Ali Motahari has spoken out against recent statements by the head of the Guardian Council, who said that people who took part in the 2009 election protests will not be eligible to run in the upcoming presidential election. » read more

Cleric wants protesters barred from election

Senior Cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati says those who protested against the 2009 presidential election result in Iran should not be allowed to participate in the 2013 election. » read more

Concern grows for detained opposition leaders

Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has expressed grave concern regarding the health of Iranian political prisoners, including the condition of Iranian opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karroubi, who have been under house arrest since February of 2011. » read more

Conservative figure raises return of opposition leaders

A senior member of Iran’s conservative faction says the Islamic Republic system is prepared to accept opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi if they recant from the position they took following the 2009 elections. » read more

Opposition leader treated by family doctor

Mehdi Karoubi, the Iranian opposition leader who has been under house arrest since February 2011, has been allowed a visit with his family physician, his son reported on Thursday December 6. » read more