Iranian security forces swept through the homes of opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi and his family, arresting one of his sons and confiscating several documents, his website reported on Tuesday, according to an AFP report.
According to the AFP report, Karroubi’s website Sahamnews.org said that three separate security operations against the cleric and his family members on Monday, in which his son Ali was arrested.
In one operation, security forces raided Karroubi’s house in Tehran and “took with them a large number of books and documents,” AFP reported, quoting the Sahmnews website.
“The security forces confined Mrs and Mr Karroubi in separate rooms and then proceeded to search the home and replace all the locks,” the website said, adding that the fate of the cleric and his wife was unknown, reported AFP.
AFP added that Karroubi, reportedly under house arrest, is facing fresh crackdown from authorities after his supporters and those of fellow opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi staged two demonstrations against the government last week.