Another Entry in Ali Khamene’i's Resume

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on March 6, 2011


Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was directly involved in the disappearance of the two main leaders of the Green movement, an opposition website has claimed.

Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi have not been seen in public since being put under house arrest following renewed street protests in mid-February when thousands of Iranians, inspired by the uprisings in the Arab region, took to the streets in defiance of warnings from the regime. They are believed to have been arrested on 26 February.

Karroubi’s official website,, said Khamenei had ordered what it described as “the abduction of Karroubi and his wife, Fatemeh”.

The site said Khamenei’s administrative adviser, Vahid Haghanian, commanded the security forces which raided Karroubi’s house in north Tehran and confiscated his belongings.

“On the night of the kidnapping, Vahid, a top official in the supreme leader’s office, was present in Mr Karroubi’s house and he personally commanded the whole operation of evicting Mr Karroubi and his wife from their own house and taking them to an unknown location,” the website said.

“We believe that the supreme leader himself is responsible for this kidnapping and Vahid was appointed by him to carry out the operation.”

I have written before that Iran’s leaders are unworthy of the Iranian people. Consider this post yet another data point in favor of the proposition.

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