|Mir Hossein Mousavi (left) and Mehdi Karroubi|
Zahra and Narges Mousavi, daughters of Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard, and Mohammad Hossein Karroubi, son of Mehdi Karroubi were arrested on February 11, 2013, two days before the second anniversary of the arbitrary house arrests of their parents. They were released later that same day.
Mousavi, former Prime Minister, and Karroubi, former Speaker of Iran’s parliament, took part in the 2009 presidential election in which the incumbent president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was declared the winner, amidst evidence of fraud. The announcement of his victory set off huge protests in Tehran and other cities, which were violently suppressed, followed by arrests and show trials of journalists, government critics, and opposition activists. After the election, the authorities also closed the newspapers of Karroubi and Mousavi, Etemad-e Melli and Kalameyeh Sabz.