Iran security agents `raid opposition leader`s office`

Iranian security agents have raided the office of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, his website reported on Sunday, raising fears of a fresh crackdown.

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2010, 00:25 AM IST

Tehran: Iranian security agents have
raided the office of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi,
his website reported on Sunday, raising fears of a fresh
crackdown.

"Last night, security agents raided the office of Mir
Hossein Mousavi. They searched the premises and took some
equipment" including computers, Kaleme.com said without giving
the exact location of the office.

"With the attack by plainclothes security agents on
the office of Mousavi, it seems that another phase of
restrictions has started," it warned in the statement.

The report said that in the past few weeks, security
agents deployed in the streets and alleys near the office had
been "preventing people from entering" the premises.

It also reported the office`s manager had been
arrested in the past few days.

"Based on reports received by Kaleme, we anticipate
more intense actions" against the opposition leader, the
website added.

Mousavi, along with fellow opposition leader Mehdi
Karroubi, has continued to reject the government of President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad whose re-election last year they maintain
was the result of massive vote rigging.

PTI