Iran: Detained Green Movement Leader Moved to Hospital

Mir Hossein Mousavi, a key Iranian Green Movement leader who was a reformist candidate in the controversial 2009 presidential elections and eventually the leader of the opposition in the post-election unrest, has been moved to hospital for “heart problem” on Thursday, August 23, 2012.

Mir Hossein Mousavi, also a former Prime Minister, along with Mehdi Karoubi, another Green Movement leader, has been under house arrest for the last 520 days.

Mir Hossien Mousavi, 2009. Source:Sabzintan blog. Used with permission.

Mir Hossien Mousavi, 2009. Source: Sabzintan blog. Used with permission.

Sabzintan writes [fa]:

Mir Hussein Mousavi, according to reliable sources, was moved to hospital today after being under house arrest for 526 days. His wife, Zahra Rahnavard, was with him. Staff working in hospital have had permission to leave hospital so far and security forces are everywhere in the hospital.

Green Correspondents invites [fa]:

People plan to protest against the two Green Movement’ activists house arrest during the Non-aligned Movement Summit in Tehran from August 26-31.

Freedomseeker writes [fa]:

We do not have right to be sad about Mousavi. He was jailed for 520 days and we did not do anything. Just waited. Even now if his health was important to us we should go towards the hospital. This is not the first time that regime jailed without organizing a trial. Ayatholah Montazeri, who criticized Ayatholah Khamenei, the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader, was under house arrest for five years and we did not do anything. Let's accept we are indifferent people.

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