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06/13/10

Iranian opposition leader Karoubi attacked in Qom

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Iranian opposition leader, Mehdi Karoubi was attacked today during a visit a visit in Qom. Hossein Karoubi, the opposition leader's son informed Jaras website that a crowd of close to a hundred people wielding chains, batons and sticks attacked Mehdi Karoubi's car which was "completely destroyed" in the attack.

 
Video showing threats being made against Mehdi Karoubi, Hassan Khomeini,
Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mir Hossein Mousavi

Hossein Karroubi claimed: "Their behavior and their manner of gathering made it clearly evident that they were not acting arbitrarily and were rather organized and directed by a specific group."

Mehdi Karroubi has gone to Qom to meet with a number of senior Shiite clerics as well as Seyed Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of the late founder of the Islamic Republic.


Mehdi Karroubi under attack

A group of pro-government forces in plain clothes gathered at the home of Ayatollah Yousef Sanei while Mehdi Karoubi was inside meeting with the senior reformist cleric.

Ayatollah Sanei has been the target of a series of mob attacks in the past year for his repeated support of post-election protests.

Mehdi Karoubi has been the target of many similar mob attacks in the past year.

Iranian establishment has branded Mehdi Karoubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi with the title of "heads of sedition" for their refusal to accept the legitimacy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election and for their persistence in allegations of election fraud.

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