Late night, there were reports circulating in Tehran and within the social networks that Mir Hossein Mousavi had been arrested at his home in Tehran. A leading journalist also confirmed the news on his Facebook page. This morning, the report was denied by a number of sources, including social networks.
The closure of major Iranian and foreign news organizations inside Iran has made it that much more difficult to confirm or deny the reports circulating within the social networks. In our original post last night, we did say that the report had not been not confirmed, and hours later updated the post with reports of denial. But it nonetheless helped circulate a false report, for which we do apologize to our readers.