Iran detains daughter of opposition head: Report

Iranian authorities on Monday detained two daughters of leading opposition figure Mirhossein Mousavi, a former presidential candidate held under house arrest for nearly two years, an opposition-linked website reported.

Mousavi stood in presidential elections in 2009 and was a figurehead of the big street protests over allegations of vote rigging that followed. He is held under house arrest with his wife Zahra Rahnavard.

The Islamic Republic is gearing up for another presidential vote in June and hardline figures have accused opposition forces of plotting a second “sedition” - referring to the last protests that were crushed by security forces.

Security forces went to the home of the couple’s daughters Narges and Zahra on Monday morning and detained them.

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