Report: Iran opposition leader's health in danger

September 22, 2011 19:44


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TEHRAN - The wife of Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karoubi who has been under unofficial house arrest since February said his health was in "grave danger", opposition websites reported on Thursday.

Fatemeh Karoubi was detained with her husband when he called supporters on to the streets for a Tehran rally in support of uprisings in the Arab world. She was later allowed out for medical treatment but he remains under house arrest.

In a letter to judiciary chief Sadeq Larijani, published on Karoubi's website Sahamnews, Fatemeh Karoubi said her husband's basic rights as a prisoner were violated.

"In the past 210 days, Mr. Karoubi has not had a prisoner's basic rights such as access to books, newspapers, telephone, regular meetings (with family members) or walking outdoors," she said, according to Sahamnews.

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