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Detained Iranian opposition leader goes to hospital for heart problem

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi was at Tehran's Cardiology Hospital today, where doctors saw him for heart complications. Khe Kaleme opposition website reports that Mousavi, who has been under house arrest with his wife Zahra Rahnavard since February 2011, was taken to hospital today, July 2, and Rahnavard was allowed to accompany him.

Mir Hossein Mousavi with his wife Zahra Rahnavard (file photo)

The doctors have reportedly called for further hospitalization of Mousavi due to continued symptoms of dizziness and low blood pressure, but the requests have been denied by security officials.

Following the victory of Hassan Rohani, the reformist candidate in last month's election, the street celebrations were often accompanied by chants from the public calling for the r opposition leaders to be released from their house arrest.

Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, the two presidential candidates who challenged Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory in 2009, have been under house arrest for refusing to recognize the legitimacy of the Ahmadinejad administration.

Their families have continually expressed concern about the health of the detained opposition leaders, as they are practically cut off from the outside world and their families rarely get to visit them.

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