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Doctors Urge Iranian President To Free Opposition Leaders


Source: Radio Zamaneh

193 Iranian physicians have called on the president to end the house arrest of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karroubi.

From Left: Zahra Rahnavard, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi

The Kaleme website reports that the physicians urge Hassan Rohani and the head of the Supreme Council of National Security to "seriously consider and bring about" an end to the house arrest of the opposition leaders, who have been detained since 2011.

The Chairman of the Expediency Council, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, also reportedly called for an end to the house arrest of Mousavi, Rahnavard and Karroubi during his latest meeting with the leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Khamenei.

Meanwhile over 150 Iranian activists have also written to Ahmad Shaheed the UN rapporteur on human rights in Iran to request a visit with these opposition leaders who have been under house arrest for over a thousand days.

These activists express grave concern regarding the health of these individuals under house arrest and insist that the judiciary has no legal justification for their treatment.

The three leaders have never been officially charged by the judiciary but they are practically cut off from the outside world and only get short visits from their immediate family members on rare occasions.

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