Iranian opposition leader under house arrest transferred to his home
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 2
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
One of the Iranian opposition leaders, the secretary general of Etimad Milli party, Mehdi Karroubi has been transferred to his home after being kept under house arrest for 3 years by the Iranian security forces at an undisclosed location, Karroubi's son Mohammad Taghi Karroubi wrote on his Facebook page, according to sahamnews.org news portal.
"At last, after three years, my father has been transferred with the security forces to his home in Tehran's Jamaran district, where his house arrest will continue under the same security standards," Mohammad Taghi Karroubi said.
He also noted that the security forces are located on the first floor of Mehdi Karroubi's home.
Mehdi Karroubi has required an open trial, according to the report.
Karroubi and Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who protested against the results of 2009 presidential elections in Iran, have been under house arrest together with their spouses since early 2010.
Following the start of the house arrest, Karroubi closed the Etimad Milli party's office.
The party's official activities were suspended due to differences between the party members.
Translated by E.A.