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02/17/11

Iran: Government targets family of opposition leader

Source: Radio Zamaneh
 


Hossein Karroubi

Iranian security forces tried last night to arrest Hossein Karroubi, the son of opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi. Saham News reports that 20 people swarmed the home of Hossein Karroubi on Tuesday night. They reportedly broke down the door and began destroying the property.

Hossein Karoubi told Saham News: "Unfortunately these individuals created fear and intimidation in the residential building by destroying property, disturbing public peace and creating unpleasantness in the neighbourhood."

"These kinds of behaviour are neither Islamic nor Iranian and certainly not humane," he said. "It is more akin to the behaviour of fascistic governments in dealing with their opponents."

Three weeks ago, Hossein Karroubi was briefly arrested and interrogated.

Following Monday's mass street protests in response to the rally call issued by Mehdi Karroubi and MirHosein Mousavi, the Iranian establishment, which had considered the protest movement to be completely silenced, is once again calling for prosecution of the opposition leaders.

Last night, according to Saham News, pro-government forces also surrounded Mehdi Karroubi's home, chanting slogans that called for his death.

Fatemeh Karroubi, Mehdi's wife has written a letter to the speaker of the parliament, challenging the violent treatment of her family.

She reminded Ali Larijani of her family's prominent role in fighting to build the current regime. She said the "illegal and inhumane" attacks against her family will not deter her husband from following his path to reform.

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