Opposition Leaders Mousavi and Karroubi Reportedly Beaten and Kidnapped by Iranian Regime

Earlier this month hundreds of Iranian Parliamentarians chanted death threats against the opposition leaders following mass protests against the regime.

The regime officials chanted, “Down with Mousavi, Karroubi, Khatami,” and “Mousavi and Karroubi should be executed.”

The two opposition leaders were beaten and kidnapped this past week.

Michael Ledeen

Yes it is true, not exactly as any one source has been reporting, but the two top leaders of the Green Movement, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, were kidnapped on Thursday night — when the streets of Tehran were full of armed men.  It was a typical Mafia-style snatch.  The two men — already under house arrest — were beaten and bloodied, and then were led out of their homes in blindfolds and handcuffs, stuffed in the trunks of the cars of their captors  from the Revolutionary Guards and, along with their wives, taken to a location in Tehran, then, on Friday, to another in Parchin, and finally to a third location, a heavily protected private residence.

So far only a few voices,  most notably that of Ayatollah Dastgheib (sorry for the link in Persian, but I can’t find a translation online yet), have been raised to denounce the action and call for the release of the hostages.

Hat Tip Banafsheh Zand Bonazzi

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