Saturday, January 19, 2013

Iran News Site Reports Partial Lift of House Arrest of Mousavi and Karroubi

Report Is Questionable


Mashreghnews, citing Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, is reporting the house arrest of opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi is partially lifted. The hardline news site also cites people close to Karroubi as saying that he is not under house arrest anymore and only a team of “body guards” protects him. Mashreghnews report is not yet verified by other sources. (Mashreghnews, 19 January)


UPDATE: Golnaz Esfandiari, editor of Iran blog Persian Letters, twitted that a journalist close to opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi says that Mashreghnews report on lifting the house arrest of Karroubi and Mousavi is “a lie.” Esfandiari adds that the hardline websites have made similar false claims in the past.



File photo: Opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi (left) and Mehdi Karroubi

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nader Uskowi

Lets get this clear,these people are REGIME SPONSORED "opposition leaders".
They are not the real opposition against the theocracy of mullahs.

Mehran Ghadiri said...

Revolutions always end up consuming their children. It's all so blatantly Animal Farm.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LQ6eUba0ho&NR=1&feature=fvwp --- BBC Mousavi report.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILsi5lndCF8 --- BBC Special report on Mousavi.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RcJIq8_VAI --- How France prevented arrest of Khomeini by Shapour Bakhtiar.

Anonymous said...

Made by a propagandist of the Islamic regime.