Iran opposition leaders barred from leaving country

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 25, 2010 16:43

TEHERAN, Iran — A prominent conservative lawmaker said Iran's opposition leaders are barred from leaving the country.

Mousa Qorbani is quoted by a state-run news agency as accusing "sedition leaders" of being "mohareb" — a term meaning that they arre "fighting God" — and won't be allowed to leave the country, referring to former presidential candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi, as well as former reformist president Mohammad Khatami.

Qorbani is a member of the Judicial and Legal Committee of the conservative-dominated parliament. Though no official ban has been announced, Khatami was barred from traveling to Japan in April to attend a conference on dialogue between cultures.


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