(Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty) | March 6, 2010
(RFE/RL) — A son of Iranian opposition cleric Mehdi Karrubi has been prevented from boarding an international flight and had his passport confiscated, according to an Iranian website quoted by RFE/RL’s Radio Farda.
Mohammad Taghi Karrubi becomes the third of the reformist cleric’s sons to have been targeted by authorities since his unsuccessful bid to unseat hard-line President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in the June election.
The younger Karrubi has commented publicly on a number of occasions since unrest began over the disputed vote.
He said the authorities who stopped him at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on March 5 and barred him from traveling provided no explanation for their move, according to the Sahamnews website.
Reports suggested the younger Karrubi was bound for Britain for academic activities, including to promote his book on international law and the unilateral use of force.