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US Calls for Release of Iranian Opposition Leaders

The U.S. State Department has called for the release of three Iranian opposition members held under house arrest without charge. Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, both candidates in the 2009 presidential election, have spent five years in house arrest along with Mousavi’s wife, women’s rights advocate Zahra Rahnavard. The two men led large-scale protests in 2009 after losing the presidential election to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a vote they say was rigged. They have been...

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