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Date:9 February 2012

Author: International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Call for the Release of Political Leaders under House Arrest

Voice of Freedom :Join the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran to call for the release of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, and Zahra Rahnavard, who are under house arrest without legal process because they called for democratic rights and peaceful protests.

Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi and 39 Iranian political prisoners have called for an international effort to secure their release: "I invite all freedom-loving people across the globe to do all they can for the release of prisoners of conscience in Iran, particularly Ms. Zahra Rahnavard, Mr. Mir Hossein Mousavi, and Mr. Mehdi Karroubi."

Tell Iranian officials to end the house arrest, and urge the foreign ministers of 25 countries to call for their release. (To only write to foreign diplomats click here.)

To learn more about the house arrest, watch our video (bellow) and visit our timeline.

Video :

In February 2011, Iranian security forces prevented Mir Hossein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard, Mehdi Karroubi, and Fatemeh Karroubi from leaving their homes. By February 15, it was clear they had been placed under de facto house arrest. One year later, all four Green Movement leaders remain under house arrest without any legal process. This interactive timeline marks key dates over the course of their detainment. Mousavi, when asked by his daughters to describe his time spent in house arrest, told them to read the Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel News of a Kidnapping.

More information : International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

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