Jan 16 2013

Decision on arrest of Iranian opposition leader's son made

Hossein Karroubi, son of one of Iran's opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi being held under house arrest, will have a probation sentence for a period of six months, Fars agency reported today.

According to the information, while voicing the statements against the Islamic Revolution in the foreign media, Hossein Karroubi is accused of creating unrest among the population.

Ex-presidential candidates protested against the results of the presidential elections in Iran on June 12, 2009. Reformist candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi made statements about the election result being falsified. According to observers, the protests which began in Iran after the elections have been held at a level having no analogue after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Hundreds of political activists were arrested and dozens of citizens killed.

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