September 8, 2009

Karroubi’s and Mousavi’s offices closed down, property seized

According to ILNA, Mehdi Karroubi’s office was ordered to be sealed off by Tehran’s Prosecutor General. Ismail Gerami Moghaddam, the spokesman of the Etemad Melli Party (National Confidence Party), told the media that some agents from Tehran’s Prosecutor’s office appeared at Karroubi’s office in northern Tehran (Jamshidieh) on Saturday and confiscated documents, CDs, PCs, and videos. “The people who were waiting for a meeting with Karroubi, including Karroubi himself, were asked to exit building,” Gerami Moghaddam added. He also noted that the chief editor of Etemad Melli website arrested.
Meanwhile, Tabnak (associated with Mohsen Rezaei) reported on Tuesday that the security agents came to the office of Mousavi’s special committee of fact-findings of the post-election’s dead and detained and confiscated property and documents, taking them to an unknown place. The agents did not provide any warrants or give any reason for their search, though they did say that the confiscated property and documents would not be returned.
Alireza Beheshti, Mousavi’s special envoy in the fact-finding committee, said last week that the committee has confirmed the deaths of 72 ordinary people so far.  He also mentioned that there are still many families who are afraid of approaching the committee with regards to relatives killed in the unrest; they do not dare to investigate the facts through official sources out of fear of further consequences.

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