Iran to jail son of opposition leader for publishing open letter
Tehran, Iran, Mar. 13
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
An Iranian court has ruled to put the son of Mehdi Karroubi, opposition voice of the 2009 presidential election, behind bars for having published an open letter written by his father.
Mohammad Hossein Karroubi, who had published the letter a month ago, is now going to be jailed for six months, ILNA news agency reported March 13.
In the letter, Karroubi had asked President Hassan Rouhani to ask Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to agree to a court hearing. Karroubi, along with the other opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, has been kept under house arrest since February 2010 without any charges.
Following the letter, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corp filed a suit against Mohammad Hossein Karroubi, claiming he attempted to undermine national security.