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Musavi Visits Family Of Jailed Filmmaker Jafar Panahi

Mir Hossein Musavi
Mir Hossein Musavi
Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Musavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard on May 8 visited the family of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi who has been in jail since March 1.

The "Kalame" website close to Musavi posted some pictures of the meeting.

Charges against Panahi are unclear but it seems that he was arrested because of his support for the Green Movement. Ahead of his arrest Paahi had said that he had been interrogated over a documentary he hasn't yet made.

In recent weeks, Musavi and Rahnavard, reformist cleric Mehdi Karrubi, and former President Mohammad Khatami have been visiting the families of prominent figures arrested in the postelection crackdown to express their support and solidarity.

--Golnaz Esfandiari

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