Cartoon 44: Two Years Under House Arrest
Locked Up: Two Years Under House Arrest
Today marks two years since Iranian security forces prevented former presidential candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, and cultural leader Zahra Rahnavard from leaving their homes. The three opposition leaders have been held under de facto house arrest ever since they requested a permit for a rally in solidarity with Arab Spring protesters in Egypt in February 2011.
No charges have been brought against any of the detainees, and they have had no trial. After two years, Karroubi, Mousavi, and Rahnavard remain under house arrest without any legal process. Iran will hold its next presidential elections in June of this year.