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Iran: The Attack on Montazeri, Sane'i, Karroubi

UPDATE 1730 GMT: Journalist Masih Alijenad reports that the home of Sohrab Arabi, who was killed during the 15 June demonstrations, was attacked by plainclothesmen this weekend. Alinejad's revelation comes in an interview with Arabi's mother, activist Parvin Fahimi.

An article in Saham News, the website linked to Mehdi Karroubi --- translated by the Facebook page linked to Mir Hossein Mousavi --- both clarifies and indicates the seriousness of Sunday's harassment of Karroubi, Grand Ayatollah Sane'i, and the family of the late Grand Ayatollah Montazeri. More links and information can be found in our updates for today:

Mehdi Karroubi traveled to the city of Qom to visit Grand Ayatollah Sane'i, a senior reformist figure, at 2:00 PM local time yesterday 13 June. A short time after Mehdi Karroubi arrived at the house of Grand Ayatollah Sane'i, a group of organized thugs gathered in front and started chanting slogans against Karroubi and Sane'i. These plainclothes thugs attacked the car of Mehdi Karroubi with chains and batons and severely damaged it. These individuals, by throwing stones at the house of Grand Ayatollah Sane'i ,vandalized the building. The thugs chanted slogans against Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, grandson of the late Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, Grand Ayatollah Sane'i, Mehdi Karroubi, and Mir Hossein Mousavi, and in support of the Supreme Leader.

Mehdi Karroubi at 6:30 PM local time, after leaving the house of Grand Ayatollah Sane'i, first went to the house of Ahmad Montazeri, the eldest son of late Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, who was the spiritual leader of the Green Movement, then visited Saeed Montazeri, another son of late Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, and finally went to the house of the late Grand Ayatollah Montazeri. Unfortunately, when Mehdi Karroubi was visiting the family of late Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, these thugs, by attacking and throwing stones to the house of the late Grand Ayatollah, broke the windows and severely vandalized the building.

At 11:30 PM Mehdi Karroubi, because of this mob attack on the house of late Grand Ayatollah Montazeri and the request by the Revolutionary Guards, police, and security forces of the city of Qom moved to the building owned by Revolutionary Guards and next to the house of the later Grand Ayatollah. Finally, with arrangements by the security forces of the city of Qom at 4:00 AM on Monday, 14 June, Karroubi left the Revolutionary Guards’ building and returned to Tehran.

Mehdi Karroubi travelled to the city of Qom yesterday to visit with Grand Ayatollah Saanei and Seyyed Hassan Khomeini.

Reader Comments (4)

Karoubi was saved by the Revolutionary Guards, police and security forces... Very interesting!

June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWitteKr

Something's gotta (gonna) give soon.. All this lawlessness is going to eventually spill over and we're going to see even bigger changes... now we have to figure out which way..

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