Karroubi, Rahnavand, and Mousavi
The son of one of the Green Movement leaders currently under house arrest says Iran should put his father on trial (ICHRI). Mehdi Karroubi was one of the presidential candidates in the disputed 2009 presidential election that led to the post-election protests known as the Green Movement. Karroubi, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mousavi’s wife Zahra Rahnavard have been under house arrest since 2011. In a Facebook post, Mohammad Taghi Karroubi, the candidate’s son, responded to Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei’s suggestion that Karroubi could finally be tried:
“Since the 2009 crisis, my father has directly and indirectly asked 11 times to be put on trial based on Article 168 of the Constitution. For the umpteenth time my father asks [Ejei] to definitely act on this promise—or threat.”
The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the Green Movement leaders would be released if they repented. Ending their house arrest was one of Rouhani’s campaign promises when elected in 2013. He has since avoided the controversial topic.