Mehdi Karroubi

Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi was prevented from attending his sister’s funeral.

Saham News reports Karroubi, who’s been living under house arrest for close to 18 months, was unable to attend the ceremony held on Thursday.

Karroubi together with MirHosein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard were put under house arrest following the 2009 election protests, and they have been denied every sort of right and privilege during their detention.

Several senior Iranian clergy members, including Ayatollah Dastgheib, have spoken out against their incarceration.
Ayatollah Dastgheib has said that without a proper indictment and fair trial, it is a violation of the constitution to hold these people.

Iranian authorities accuse Karroubi and Mousavi of sedition, which the two leaders dismiss, saying their protests against the 2009 elections were within the framework of the constitution.