March 2, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM / PRESS TV.IR) —- An official with the Iranian Judiciary has rejected reports that the heads of the sedition movement, Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, have been arrested, as reported by Press TV.
“These two are presently in their own homes and restrictions have been imposed on their contact with suspicious elements,” Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei was quoted by Fars News Agency as saying on Monday.
Mohseni-Ejei warned that if necessary, tougher measures would be taken against the “domestic counter-revolutionary movement.”
“Today, this movement has gone beyond sedition and turned into [a] counter-revolutionary [one],” he added.
He pointed to limitations placed on social interaction and telephone contacts of the leaders of sedition and emphasized that further steps would be taken towards “their arrest and trial.”
The spokesman said all aspects surrounding the case have been identified, stressing that the role of foreigners have become obvious.
Mohseni-Ejei noted that motives of the counter-revolutionary [movement] are no longer hidden and emphasized, “The judiciary will definitely adopt an attitude different from the past.”
He reiterated that leaders of sedition have currently no place among the Iranian nation.
Defeated presidential candidates Mousavi and Karroubi are known as the leaders of the sedition movement for their role in the post-vote unrest.
Foreign media outlets supporting the counter-revolutionaries such as state-funded VOA and BBC, persuing their own objectives, had earlier claimed that Mousavi and Karroubi were arrested.
The supporters of the two as well as some members of the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization gathered in small numbers in parts of Tehran on February 14 in an attempt to cause a riot.
The violence in the Iranian capital left two people dead and several others injured. (*)