“We consider them hostages in the hands of Iran’s highest authorities,” said Ardeshir Arjomand, Mr. Mousavi’s spokesperson abroad,to BBC Persian TV on Monday.
The news comes on the eve of massive nationwide anti-government protests planned on Tuesday as part of a plan by the opposition to increase pressure on Iran’s government by continued street demonstrations.
Iran’s opposition has been invigorated by the wave of revolts around the region and staged two large demonstrations in the past two weeks.
Messrs. Mousavi and Karoubi have been under house arrest for nearly two weeks without any communication to the outside world. No one has directly spoken to them or heard from them since last Thursday, when family members say they believe they were abducted by security agents from their homes.”