Source: Radio Zamaneh
Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife
Zahra Rahnavard lost their last link to the outside world today when their
personal guards were dismissed by the Islamic Republic security forces.
Kaleme website reports that the house
arrest of these two opposition leaders has become complete, with no direct news
of the couple in the past three days.
Zahra Rahnavard and Mir Hossein Mousavi
They have been confined to their home since February 14, when
hundreds of thousands of Iranians responded to a rally call from Mousavi and
fellow opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi to march in support of popular uprisings
in the Arab world. The march turned into an anti-government rally after
government forces tried to violently quash the protests. Two people were killed,
dozens were injured and thousands were arrested.
According to Kaleme, the guard kiosk at the entrance to Mousavi's street is
empty, and the spot where Mousavi's personal guards used to stand next to his
home is now occupied by security forces from an unidentified government
A security van has blocked the entrance to the street, and all
traffic is closely monitored. Eyewitnesses report that the passengers in the
security van are masked.
Kaleme notes that Mousavi and Rahnavard are left to eat
food that's being supplied by the security forces, which is cause for further
websites report there has been no contact with Mousavi since February 15, and
the security personnel now stationed within his home are preventing any
Yesterday Mousavi and Rahnavard's daughters expressed concern for their parents'
well being, saying it is no longer possible to say with certainly if the two
opposition leaders are in fact still in their home.
The head of Iran's judiciary announced yesterday that the authorities will
ensure that the opposition leaders will no longer be allowed to issue
Today the head of the Guardian Council, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, echoed that
announcement, telling worshippers at the Friday Mass prayers in Tehran that the
opposition leaders must be cut off from all forms of communication.
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