Mehdi Karroubi

Fatemeh Karroubi, the wife of Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, has told Saham News that security forces have moved her husband to a separate one-bedroom apartment.

Fatemeh Karroubi told Saham News today that the apartment is reportedly very small; therefore, she has not been allowed to join her husband, who is being held under the supervision of a number of security officials.

Mehdi Karroubi and his wife were put under house arrest on February 14, after he and MirHosein Mousavi called a rally to demonstrate in support of Arab uprisings in the region.

Mehdi Karroubi had protested against the occupation of his residential complex because it kept his neighbours from entering their units, and he had asked to be moved to a house that his sons had prepared for him in north of Tehran.

The authorities rejected the proposal, and he has now been moved to another location.

Fatemeh Karroubi also reports that during their 190 days of house arrest, Mehdi Karroubi was only allowed to walk in the open air one time, and his last visit with his family members was in July.

Fatemeh Karroubi says: “Since the beginning of his house arrest, Mehdi Karroubi has been denied all the basic rights of a prisoner, such as the right to fresh air, to visits and even the right to get books and newspapers, and this is all detrimental to his health.”