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Iran Opposition Denies Leaders Had Fled

TEHRAN (Reuters) -- Iran's state news agency IRNA said today that two leaders of "sedition" in the country have fled to a northern Iranian province, but the opposition said its leaders were still in the capital.

"Two of those who played a major role in igniting tension in Iran following the [June presidential] vote, fled Tehran and went to a northern province because they were scared of people, who demanded their punishment," IRNA reported.

IRNA did not name the two leaders.

Hossein Karubi, the son of moderate defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karubi, said his father and opposition leader Mir Hossein Musavi were still in Tehran.

"My father and Mr. Musavi are in Tehran and IRNA's report is baseless. They are still pursuing the people's demands," Hossein Karubi told moderate Parlemannews.