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  • ** FILE ** Mahdi Karroubi (right) and Mir Hossein Mousavi, leaders of the Iranian opposition, talk in Tehran in October 2009. (AP Photo, File)

    Reports: Iran uses tear gas to disperse protesters

    Police used tear gas and batons Tuesday to disperse anti-government protesters demanding the release of opposition leaders, with several people arrested in the biggest street clashes in Iran's capital in more than two weeks, witnesses and opposition websites said.

  • Iranian opposition leaders Mahdi Karroubi, right, and Mir Hossein Mousavi meet in Tehran on Oct. 10, 2009. A reformist website reported Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, that the two leaders and their wives -- who had been under house arrest -- have been moved to a prison in Tehran. (AP Photo, File)

    Iran opposition leaders in prison, report says

    Iranian authorities have taken senior opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi to a prison in Tehran, a reformist website reported Monday.

  • **FILE** Iran opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi (Associated Press)

    Iran opposition leaders to stand trial for sedition

    Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi will stand trial for sedition, according to a report by Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency.

  • Tehran clamps down on protests

    Authorities placed one of Iran's opposition leaders under house arrest Thursday, posting security officers at his door and detaining one of his aides, in response to his calls for a rally in support of anti-government demonstrations in Egypt, his website said.

  • In this June 9, 2009, file photo, Iranian opposition leader Mahdi Karroubi attends a press conference in Tehran. Pro-government militiamen attacked Mr. Karroubi's home with homemade bombs and beat one of his bodyguards unconscious Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, an opposition website reported, in an apparent attempt to keep him from attending the annual state-sponsored rally known as Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

    Iranian opposition leader under house arrest

    Authorities placed one of Iran's opposition leaders under house arrest Thursday, posting security officers at his door and detaining one of his aides, in response to his calls for a rally in support of anti-government demonstrations in Egypt, his website said.

  • Mir Hossein Mousavi - who had been Iran's reformist presidential candidate  - waved to the media during a late night press conference after polls closed in Tehran. (Associated Press)

    Forces raid office of Iran's opposition leader

    Security forces have raided the office of Iran's top opposition leader and seized computers after days of intimidating visitors with a heavy force presence around the building.

  • Mobs attack home of Iranian opposition leader

    Pro-government crowds swarmed outside the battered home of a key Iranian opposition leader Friday after militiamen attacked with firebombs and beat a bodyguard unconscious in a brazen message of intimidation and pinpoint pressure on dissent.

  • **FILE** Mir Hossein Mousavi

    Mousavi upbraids Ahmadinejad over security sanctions

    Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi took aim at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday for not leveling with Iranians about the effects of U.N. Security Council sanctions that were passed last month.

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