An Iranian opposition leader incarcerated for heading protests challenging Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s 2009 re-election as president, has been transfered to house arrest after spending three years in a state-supervised apartment, his son said.
This weekend will mark the 1,000th day since Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karrubi, the two reformist candidates who fought former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s fraud-ridden re-election in 2009, were placed under house arrest. Their detention should end immediately.
Robert Moffat, the former International Business Machines Corp. executive who pleaded guilty in the Galleon Group LLC insider-trading scheme, said accused tipster Danielle Chiesi “played him” to obtain tips.
Iranian security forces raided the homes of opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi and members of his family, arresting one of his sons late yesterday in a new crackdown on dissent, the politician’s party said.
Addressing a packed Tehran stadium, presidential candidate Hassan Rohani urged young supporters to overcome their frustration over the lack of jobs and Iran’s pariah status and back him in the June 14 election.