Iran: Green Movement leader Mousavi allowed visitation after 4 months

Imprisoned Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has been allowed to meet with two of his daughters for the first time after four months.

According to opposition site Kaleme, on Wednesday, Mousavi and wife Zahra Rahnavard met with their daughters Narges and Kokab under under tight surveillance. Mousavi’s other daughter, Zahra, was barred from attending the visitation which lasted about two hours.

Authorities recently held and questioned two daughters of Mir Hossein Mousavi and the son of fellow opposition figure Mehdi Karoubi for several hours.

The two men were reformist candidates in the widely contested June 2009 presidential elections which were followed by massive protests across the country.

Mousavi, Karroubi and Mousavi’s wife Zahra Rahnavard were placed under house arrest in February 2011 after the opposition duo called for demonstrations in support of the revolutions in the Arab World.

Mousavi’s daughters family were last reunited with their parents on 20 November. During Wednesday’s meeting, security agents reportedly prevented Mousavi’s two daughters from nearing their parents.

By Eurasia Review


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