Health problems of Iranian opposition leader under house arrest now aggravated
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 3 / Trend T.Jafarov /
One of the leaders of the Iranian opposition, former presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who is currently being kept under house arrest, has serious health problems.
He was taken to Tehran Clinic for Cardiovascular Diseases for examination, the Iranian opposition website kaleme.com reported on Wednesday.
According to the information, Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard were taken to hospital under heavy guard.
It is reported that Mousavi had dizziness, decreased blood pressure and problems with heart. Despite the fact doctors insisted on the necessity of Mousavi's hospitalisation, he was denied in it.
In September last year, Mir-Hossein Mousavi had heart problems and was placed in the intensive care unit of the Clinic for Cardiovascular Diseases, where he underwent surgery.
Iranian opposition leaders Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have been under house arrest with their wives since beginning of 2010.
Former Iranian presidential candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi protested against the results of the presidential elections in Iran that was held on June 12, 2009.
Mousavi and Karroubi claimed the election results were falsified.
According to observers the protests that began in Iran after the election did not have analogues on their scale since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Hundreds of political activists have been arrested and dozens of civilians were killed.
Iranian security officers did not permit Mousavi to remain in hospital and forced him back to house arrest.