Iran Reportedly Jails Mousavi

Tehran formally detains opposition leaders, wives
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2011 3:02 PM CST
In this Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 file photo, leaders of Iranian opposition, Mahdi Karroubi, right, and Mir Hossein Mousavi talk in Tehran, Iran.   (AP Photo, File)

(Newser) – Iran is cracking down on its opposition today, jailing prominent leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi, reports the AP. The pair and their wives were arrested and taken to Tehran's Heshmatiyeh jail, according to reformist website The two have been under house arrest for two weeks for encouraging public protests in the wake of the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings. A semi-official news agency denied that the leaders had been jailed.

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