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Iran Warns Opposition Against Tuesday Protests

February 28, 2011

Iran has warned opposition activists to refrain from holding any new protests.

Prosecutor-General Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie was quoted as saying that anyone who acts against the law will be “dealt with."

Websites of opposition leaders Mir Hossein Musavi and Mehdi Karrubi have called for protests to take on March 1 in Tehran and other cities to press for their release from house arrest.

Ejeie today their meetings and telephone conversations had been restricted and said that “other measures” would be taken if necessary.

Meanwhile, Karrubi's website said he had been shifted from his Tehran residence to an unknown location.

Musavi and Karrubi were placed under house arrest after calling on supporters to attend a February 14 rally. Clashes between protesters and security forces during the rally killed two and wounded dozens.

compiled from agency reports

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/iran_no_protests/2323648.html

Copyright (c) 2011. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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