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Former EU foreign policy chief, and deputy UNSG attending Rouhani’s inauguration should demand a visit to detained opposition leaders

Friday, 2 August 2013

Former EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and deputy General Secretary of the United Nations Jan Eliasson are among the foreign dignitaries who will attend Rouhani’s inauguration in Tehran on August 4. Campaign for Human Rights in Iran executive director Hadi Ghaemi said that since February 14, 2011, former presidential candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, as well as Mousavi’s wife, Zahra Rahnavard, have been under house arrest, under the direct orders of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Seyed Ali Khamenei. There are serious concerns for their health as both Mousavi and Karroubi were recently hospitalized. “Just as Catherine Ashton required a meeting with Mohamed Morsi during her recent visit to Cairo, Solana and Eliasson should insist on a meeting with Mousavi, Rahnavard, and Karroubi so that they can report on their condition to the outside world”.


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  • Published: 1 year ago on Friday, 2 August 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: August 2, 2013 @ 12:18 pm
  • Filed Under: Human Rights
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    • http://persian.iranhumanrights.org/1392/05/rouhani_august/; http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13920509001150;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx_PGUDcbtQ&feature;=youtu.be

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