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Calls for rallies in Iran

Iranian opposition leaders Mir-Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi have called for new rounds of demonstrations as the anniversary of last year's June 12 presidential election approaches.

The two met on Monday to discuss the country’s political issues as well as problems of prisoners, according to Sahamnews, Karoubi’s main Web site.

Mousavi was quoted as being concerned about the paranoia that has plagued the country. Both Karoubi and Mousavi went on to address a long list of concerns about the internal and foreign policies of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose second term election caused widespread and deadly protests.

The leaders have reportedly filed for a permission from the Interior Ministry to rally on the anniversary.

It is unlikely however that the Iranian authorities give the leaders and their followers permission. The government has treated the opposition very harshly over the past year. Many still remain in jail today, after spending months in prison.

Visit Youtube for a video of the visit (in Farsi).

 

 

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