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Iran's Khamenei 'warns off bid to free opposition chiefs'

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei warns against any bid to end the house arrest of Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, whose portrait is shown here in Tehran on June 10, 2013Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei has warned against any bid to end the house arrest of two top opposition leaders, a champion of their release told Iranian media Monday. Lawmaker Ali Motahari, a supporter of President Hassan Rouhani, said Khamanei had told him the house arrest imposed on the two defeated 2009 presidential election candidates was a “favour” and that they would face far worse punishment if they stood trial. The two candidates — Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi — both regime insiders turned critics — have been kept incommunicado since February 2011 after leading months of protests alleging fraud in their defeat by Rouhani’s hardline predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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