Karroubi's Son: Iranian Regime Afraid of Green Movement Return

Speaking days before the second anniversary of his father’s detention, Mohammad Karroubi urges the Obama administration and the international community to focus more on Iran’s poor record on human rights but expresses optimism about upcoming nuclear talks which, he hopes, will lead to easing of economic sanctions.

al-monitor Mehdi Karroubi (right) and Mir Hossein Mousavi embrace after a TV debate in Tehran, June 7, 2009. Photo by REUTERS/IRIB.
Barbara Slavin

Barbara Slavin

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mahmoud ahmadinejad, iran

Feb 11, 2013

On Friday, Feb. 15 it will be two years since the Iranian government deprived two former pillars of the system — former Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi and former parliament Speaker Mehdi Karroubi — of their freedom of movement.

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