Mir-Hossein Mousavi, former Prime Minister of Iran, is currently under house arrest along with his wife and Mehdi Karroubi for destabilizing of the conditions for Islamic Republic of Iran. Iranian politician, Mohammad Khatami, believes the continuation of the house arrest of Mousavi and Karroubi is not good for the face of Iran and its rulers.
Khatami, who has also served as the president of Iran for eight years, has expressed his concerns about the health of Mousavi and Karroubi during the meeting with their families on Yalda Night. “The current critical situation in Iran will be resolved by releasing Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and the other political prisoners.”
By keeping Mousavi and Mehdi Mehdi in house arrest for a long time, the health situation of these figures has been deteriorated. Mousavi was moved to hospital for his heart diagnosis several times. Recently the Iranian government has increased its pressures of the leaders of Iran’s Green Movement which aims to subvert the “Iran Regime” and replace Mir-Hossein Mousavi with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi both run for 2009 presidential election in Iran. The election was held on 12 June 2009. The official results showed Ahmadinejad winning by a landslide, though Mousavi and many others believed the results to be fraudulent, suggesting that the Interior Minister, Sadegh Mahsouli, an ally of Ahmadinejad, interfered with the election and distorted the votes to keep Ahmadinejad in power. Mousavi has claimed victory, and called for his supporters to celebrate it, sparking large protests as a result.