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Mousavi’s Daughters Write of Parents House Arrest: “The House is Dark With No Sign of Life, Does Anyone Hear Our Cries of Pain?”
February 24th, 2011 – Without any news regarding their parents, Mousavi and Rahnavard’s children write a letter describing the pain and suffering they have endured over the past two weeks. In this letter, they explain that the last telephone conversation with their parents took place on the afternoon of February 14th, 2011 [25 Bahman 1389]. Since then, despite daily visits to Akhtar street where their parents live, in order to inquire about their well being, they have experience nothing but insults, aggressiveness, profanities and defiance.
February 23, 2011 – Following the raid of Mehdi Karroubi’s residence by security forces two days ago, in which Mehdi Karroubi and his wife Fatemeh were locked in different rooms while their house was searched and books and documents were confiscated, the latest reports point to the fact that security agents are now deployed inside the building and have cleared the street. According to Saham News, as of this morning, intelligence agents have now transferred their vehicles and equipment inside their property and completely occupied the building. It is also being reported that as of 10 days ago, all necessities for Karroubi and his wife are being provided by security forces, a development of concern, given similar cases in the past in which physical elimination [of the individual] has been the direct objective.
JARAS — My brother loved freedom. He loved life. He was tired [of the actions of Iran government] and participated in Feb. 14th demonstration like many other youngsters just to say that he loved his country. Now neither myself, nor any of my family members, can believe that Mohammad is no longer with us. This is so cruel when we see that those who had no relation to my brother stole his coffin.
February 22, 2011 — Today at 11:30am, Shiraz University students attended a rally at Pardis square, but university basij and security forces were mobilized and the scene turned violent. According to HRANA, there were over hundreds of students all calling for a reponse from the authorities of Shiraz University for Shiraz University student Hamed Nourmohammadi who lost his life.
February 19th, 2011 – According to reports by a number of employees of the Office of the President and by patients and physicians at Shahid Hospital located near Akhtar street [the street where Mousavi's residence is also located], “Mir Hossein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard’s residence is being converted into a prison as agents proceed to install what looks like an iron barrier at the entrance of their residence.”
On Monday, two protesters who attended the February 14h rallies to support Egypt and Tunisia were shot and killed by government security forces, according to the Human Rights House of Iran (RAHANA).