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Iranian security forces surround Karroubi's home

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Iranian security forces have stationed themselves around Mehdi Karroubi's home today after rumours circulated that Karroubi intends to lead a mass prayer to mark end of Ramadan.

Karroubi among a group of reformists and journalist who visited him at his house

Saham News website reports that security forces have taken control of Mehid Karroubi's house after circulation of a report that the opposition leader intends to lead a mass prayer marking Eid Fetre.

Saham News also stressed that Mehdi Karroubi has no intention of leading such an event and the circulated news is false.

Saham News reports that Mehdi Karroubi's son has also informed the security forces that his father does not intend to lead such an event.

Last night, Mehdi Karroubi issued a statement regarding the repeated attacks on his home in the past week.

Mehid Karroubi's home after the attacks

The opposition leader maintained that these attacks were "an organized" attempt at silencing the voice of opposition in Iran.

Mehdi Karroubi emphasized that he will not be silenced with such actions and will continue on his path of resistance.

Mehdi Karroubi's home was swarmed by a pro-government mob for five days in row last week and the attacks reached their apex on Friday, Qods Day, when Karroubi had announced he would participate in the demonstrations of the day.

A group of former MPs visited Karroubi at his house after the recent attacks

The attacks were condemned by several reformist figures and international human rights groups who accused the government of orchestrating the attacks.

However, the Revolutionary Guards issued a statement denying any involvement in the attacks and attributing them to arbitrary forces.

Karroubi called the statement of the Revolutionary Guards absurd and asked "If they were arbitrary forces, how come this great intelligence, security, judicial and military force that contends to control the world was unable to identify and punish them?"

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