Iran’s National Security Council studies case of jailed opposition leaders
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 7 / Trend, N. Umid, S. Isayev
The National Security Council of Iran is studying the case of jailed opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, Iranian Minister of Justice, Mostafa Pourmohammadi said, official "Iran" newspaper reported.
He did not unveil any details about the issue.
Country's opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi are currently under home arrest in Iran, after the unrests and protests of the 2009 presidential elections in Iran.
Early in September, Iranian media outlets reported that former president of Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has met with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and asked him to release the two opposition leaders.
Mohammad Taghi Karroubi, the son of Mehdi Karroubi said that Khamenei, during his talk with Rafsanjani, has said that the country's National Security Council should look into this issue.
It should be noted that Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has dismissed head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili from his post, and appointed Iran's former commander of the IRGC navy Ali Shamkhani to it.