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December 17, 2013 7:35 am

Calls Grow in Iran to Release Opposition Leaders

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: WikiCommons.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: WikiCommons.

New York Times – A stone’s throw from President Hassan Rouhani’s office, in an alley blocked off by security forces, Iran’s main opposition leader has been living under house arrest together with his wife for the past thousand days or so.

Only months ago, merely uttering in public the name of the leader, Mir Hussein Moussavi, could have led to arrest; a newspaper’s printing it invited almost certain shutdown.

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