Opposition leaders arrested in Iran
01 Mar 11

Opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi and their wives have been arrested and taken to the Heshmatiyeh jail in Tehran, it has been reported. The pair were previously put under house arrest after they called for demonstration, following the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings. The Iranian government denies the arrest, maintaining that the terms of house arrest have simply been made more stringent.