Iran opposition leader's daughter banned from job

AP News
Posted: Feb 09, 2012 2:07 PM
Iran opposition leader's daughter banned from job

An Iranian opposition website reported Thursday that authorities have banned one of the daughters of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi from her teaching job.

The report by said Mousavi's daughter was omitted from the list of instructors of Al-Zahra University. She was teaching art at the all-women university.

It said security agents also warned all three of Mousavi's daughters they might be detained.

Kaleme said the ban and the warning came after the children of Mousavi and his fellow opposition leader Mahdi Karroubi urged people to oppose detention of political prisoners. Mousavi and Karroubi have been under a house arrest since last February. The call was made earlier this week in a letter.

The report could not be independently verified.

Both Mousavi and Karroubi called the 2009 re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fraudulent and led the massive Green Movement protests that followed the election and were eventually crushed by force.