Karroubi’s boldness

I have a lot of respect for Mehdi Karroubi. Don’t hold it against me, I don’t know his entire life story so this isn’t me endorsing everything he may have done, good or bad, but the way in which he stands up to the Iranian regime is courageous, to say the least. I feel that although Mousavi was the opposition’s favorite in ’09, Karroubi has shown much more guts in his criticism of the regime. Read his latest demand: “Mehdi Karroubi, the Iranian opposition leader, has asked to be put on trial in public, his website reported. Sahamnews.org said on Sunday that Karroubi made the call in a letter to Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, Iran’s judiciary chief, that was posted on the website as he was under  ‘complete house arrest’ and unable to deliver it. ‘I have a request to you that as soon as possible and through legal channels … a public court be set up so the indictment and defence are heard,’ Karroubi said in the letter, according to Sahamnews.org. ‘It should be a fair and public court so the people get to know the truth,’ he said, stressing that his ‘firmness in defending the legitimate right of the people was unshakable’. The letter was posted on a day of nationwide anti-government rallies called for by a group supporting Karroubi and fellow opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi. The call from the Council for Coordination of the Green Movement Hope was posted on Sahamnews.org and Mousavi’s website, Kaleme.com, on Thursday, prompting a warning from authorities for protesters to stay off the streets.

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