As contradictory news about the house arrest or imprisonment of the two Iranian opposition leaders, Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, is reported and circulated, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the two political dissidents are no longer under house arrest and have been moved to a “safe house” in an area close to Tehran. The source denied earlier news published on a number of news websites about physical abuse of the two leaders as reported by some sources earlier. He added that Mousavi and Karroubi’s detention location is not a prison.
No official source has yet assumed responsibility for the unofficial arrests of the two reformist leaders. Additionally, in an unprecedented move, the two dissidents were arrested secretly without being summoned or charged, and their contact with the outside world was severed. Some reports received by the Campaign indicate that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is responsible for the detention of the two political dissidents.
While it was reported that one of the opposition leaders, Mehdi Karroubi, was under arrest inside his home, a few hours ago one of his neighbors told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that there are no security forces present on Karroubi’s street any longer. “I am certain that they are no longer inside their home. All the windows are broken and nobody is home,” his neighbor told the Campaign.