Date of Publish: ۸ دی ۱۳۸۸

Fatemeh Karroubi condemns attacks against her family

Fatemeh and Mehdi Karroubi

A statement from Fatemeh Karroubi, wife of opposition leader and disputing candidate of Iran's June presidential elections, Mehdi Karroubi, was issued today denouncing the attacks against her family.

Ms. Karroubi writes that her family has been threatened by “nightly attacks of arbitrary forces.” She adds that she holds the government responsible for anything that may befall members of her family.

Mehdi Karroubi has been repeatedly attacked by pro-government forces in the past six months. In the latest attack a group of government supporters in plain clothes attacked his car a few days ago.

Hosein Karroubi, son of the opposition leader, has announced that his father is basically under “semi- house arrest” because security personnel assigned to him by the police have been withdrawn.

Ms. Karroubi writes that certain officials have given the “green light” to a group of arbitrary forces passing as “revolutionaries” to attack “senior figures of the system.”

She adds that these elements have been trained in specific sessions to commit any “immoral, illegal and anti-sharia act.”

She also refutes recent rumours of her husband’s arrest.

In the past two days, more and more hardliners have urged the judiciary to arrest the two opposition leaders, Mehdi Karroubi and MirHosein Mousavi.

Today the judiciary announced that they have arrested over 20 political activists and journalists.