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Abduction of Iran's Green Movement Four Opposition Leaders Condemned

Your Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, the US President Barrack Hossein Obama, World Leaders, World press

Monday 14th March 2011

London, New York. Paris, Tehran, Rome, The Hague

Opposition Leaders and their wives are under house arrest

Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi Iranian opposition leaders, along with their spouses Zahra Rahnavard and Fatemeh Karroubi, have been abducted allegedly to a military prison known as Heshmatieh in Tehran. The truth is no one knows for certain their whereabouts and how and when they were abducted by security forces loyal to Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) authorities, thereby making Ali Khamanei, IRI's leader and president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad implicated and thus directly accountable for this recent despicable assault on Iran's Green Movement .

We do hereby submit our grave concerns on the exact whereabouts and the safety of Mehdi Karoubi, Mir-Hossein Moussavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Fatemeh Karroubi.

Although the four leaders were restricted under arrests in their barricaded houses, and limited communications with their family and the outside world, they have all of a sudden mysteriously disappeared; nonetheless, all indications are that the government authorities who had their homes under 24/7 surveillance, have transferred them to an undisclosed prison. Paradoxically, Mr. Moussavi had served as the prime minister of the IRI in the 80's and Mr. Karoubi as the President of Majlis, the Iranian Parliament in the 90's.

We, therefore, ask for immediate intervention by the UN and the U.S. President Barrack Hossein Obama and the international community to ensure the above four preeminent Iranian nationals along with all political oppositions of conscience in Iran are given their human and constitutional rights, due process and Habeas corpus consistent with the Iranian constitution and international covenants. (Please review the attached two supporting documents by Ebadi and Lahiji). We further request from you to identify those responsible for such monstrous violation of human rights in Iran and prepare litigation proceedings against them in the International Court of Justice in the Hague. As the wind of change is reshaping the Middle East and the North Africa, IRI's leadership must unconditionally listen to the aspiration of the people of Iran by releasing the opposition leaders promptly; otherwise, they would be blown away into oblivion by a populist Iranian revolt.


Afshar Haleh OBE Professor the Baroness AcSS, Department of Politics, University of York, UK

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Afshari Reza Professor of History, Pace University, New York, USA

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Alizadeh Hossein Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator, NY, USA

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Farhang Mansour Professor of Political Science, Bennington College, USA

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