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Khomeini's Grandson Condemns Arrest Of Iran Opposition Leaders

Yasser Khomeini, granson of Islamic Republic of Iran's founder
Yasser Khomeini, granson of Islamic Republic of Iran's founder
The grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, has condemned the house arrest imposed on opposition leaders Mir Hossein Musavi and Mehdi Karrubi.

The opposition Kaleme website reported that Yasser Khomeini called the house detentions of the two men an "unacceptable measure." He made the comments while visiting Mehdi Karrubi's son, Ali, who was recently released from prison on bail.

Karrubi's other son, Mohammad Taghi, wrote on his personal website that Yasser Khomeini and his wife visited Ali Karrubi on March 22.

Khomeini's grandson said he also hopes that with the beginning of the Persian new year on March 21, "the rule of law would be established" in Iran and "people, political activists, and leading figures of the Iranian Revolution would be treated with wisdom and prudence."

Yasser and Hassan Khomeini, sons of Ahmad Khomeini, have been repeatedly criticized for their refusal to support the government since Iran's disputed presidential election in June 2009.

Iranian hard-liners had called Hassan Khomeini the "prodigal son" of Ahmad Khomeini during their attack on the office of reformist Ayatollah Yusof Sanei in the holy city of Qom in June.

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