Iran's opposition leader calls upcoming parliamentary elections "dictated"
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 26 / Trend, S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Leader of Iran's opposition, Mehdi Karroubi believes that the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iran will be dictated by the government, opposition website Shaham News reported.
Shaham News spoke to Karroubi's wife Fatima Karroubi in a short interview, where she spoke on behalf of her husband.
Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi have been taken under house arrest since February 14 when they called people to rally in support of the Arab uprisings in the region. They are prohibited from contacting the outside world, except for their families.
Fatima Karroubi, opposition leader's wife noted that her husband only gets the latest news from two newspapers and also radio and television.
"Based on what I know from the news, people of Iran know that there will be sham elections in the parliament, and the Secretary of Guardian Council and Head of Interior Ministry of are well aware of that. Enemies of the revolution can use this to break country's security," says Karroubi's message, according to Shaham News.
Iran's tenth presidential election was held on June 12, 2009 with incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad running against three other candidates. The next morning IRNA announced Ahmadinejad's decisive victory in the elections with two-thirds, or 62 percent, of the votes. A while after, Mousavi and Karoubi issued a statement and called their supporters to protest the decision.