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Arrested Iran Opposition Leader Karrubi Undergoes Foot Surgery

An Iranian opposition political party says its leader, who has been under house arrest for four years without charge, has undergone foot surgery for a broken bone.

Mehdi Karrubi, former chairman of Iran's parliament, was put under house arrest in 2011 after he challenged the results of the 2009 presidential election that returned hard-liner Mahmud Ahmadinejad to office.

Karrubi's National Confidence Party on December 8 quoted his son, Hossein, as saying the "surgery was successful."

The party website says Hossein Fereidoun, the brother of President Hassan Rohani, visited Karrubi in the hospital and wished him a speedy recovery.

It was the sixth time Karrubi has undergone surgery while under house arrest.

He previously has had heart, eye, and back surgery.

With reporting by AP
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