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Mehdi Karrubi (right) visits with his son, Mohammad Hossein Karrubi in Tehran on June 4.
Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi met with his family on June 4 for three hours, according to his son, who wrote about the visit on his Facebook page.

Mohammad Hossein Karrubi also posted a picture of the visit, the first photograph of his father that has been seen in months. He wrote that his father, who has been under arrest for more than a year, was brought to the family house in Jamaran.

He did not provide any further details.

The opposition website Sahamnews reports that Karrubi is now being held not at home but in "a building" under the watchful gaze of security agents.

Fellow opposition leader Mir Hossein Musavi and his wife, Zahra Rahnavard, have also reportedly been under house arrest for some 450 days.

The opposition figures were put under house arrest after their February 2010 call for a rally in support of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt attracted tens of thousands of protesters.
Afghans protesters burn posters of Iran's leaders during a demonstration in Jalalabad Province.
Iran's National Organization for Educational Testing has issued a list of university courses that are banned for Afghans living in Iran, including atomic physics, nuclear engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, and military sciences.

The list has been published by the semi-official Mehr news agency, which reports that Afghans are banned from studying courses that will create "employment obligations" for the Islamic republic.

Mehr also says that Afghans can apply only at universities that are not located in areas where they have been banned from living.

The "prohibited areas" where Afghans are not allowed to reside, according to Mehr's list, include a dozen provinces and a number of cities in different parts of Iran.

Recent limitations on Afghans living in Iran have angered some Iranians who have protested mainly on social media.

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