Iran’s security forces detained two daughters of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, the Kaleme website said. The judiciary said they were only summoned for questioning and aren’t under arrest.
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.
Iranian opposition leaders, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karrubi, will remain under house arrest, where they’ve been detained for more than a year, the state-run Fars news agency said, citing Prosecutor-General Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei said.
Iran’s Interior Ministry rejected a request by opposition groups to hold a rally in Tehran on June 12, the first anniversary of the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , saying they didn’t comply with the rules governing their application.
Iran’s move to detain the country’s main opposition leaders, Mehdi Karrubi and Mir-Hossein Mousavi, is an attempt to derail a march by demonstrators today and avert the turmoil that has swept through the region, according to one of their top advisers.