Tag: House Arrest

Six Years into Extrajudicial House Arrest, Green Movement Leaders Still Asking for Trial


The Judiciary should carry out its latest “promise—or threat” to put former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, who has been under extrajudicial house arrest since 2011, on trial, said his son Mohammad Taghi Karroubi.

“I think my father has always wisely welcomed a trial because he wants history to record the fact that the leaders of the Green Movement were not afraid of being tried,” said Mohammad Taghi Karroubi in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran on December 8, 2016. “He has no fear of going to trial… as the Persian saying goes, ‘let their shame be exposed.’”

The Campaign fully supports this call for a public trial, and urges all members of the international community to register their strong and vocal support for the right to an immediate, fair and public trial of Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard, Green Movement leaders who have been under house arrest without charge for nearly six years.

Russian Minister Ulyukayev Put Under House Arrest Over Bribery Accusations

A Moscow district court ruled on Tuesday to place Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev under house arrest in the large bribery case for two months.

Earlier in the day, Ulyukayev was officially charged with bribery on a very large scale. Ulyukayev demanded a bribe for a positive assessment of Russian energy company Rosneft’s acquisition of Bashneft company’s shares, according to the Russian Investigative Committee said.

Investigators said in court they had compelling evidence against Ulyukayev, including audio and video recordings, witness accounts, as well as fingerprints on banknotes.