A combo of recent file pictures shows Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi (R) and Mehdi Karroubi. AFP PHOTO / BEHROUZ MEHRI
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Iranian authorities have eased restrictions on detained opposition cleric Mehdi Karroubi, who helped lead big anti-government protests in 2009 and was put under house arrest two years later, his son said on Sunday.Karroubi and Mousavi, now in their 70s and in ill health, led the "Green Movement" that disputed the presidential poll that returned Rouhani's predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to office, and protests broke out across Iran.Mohammed Hussein said in remarks to the ISNA news agency his father's living conditions had improved in recent weeks and he had been allowed regular weekly visits at the location where he had been detained.Nevertheless his father still faced a number of restrictions, he said without elaborating.
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