(AFP) – Jul 17, 2009
TEHRAN — Defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi was attacked by men in plain-clothes on his way to Friday prayers at Tehran university, the website of his Etemad Melli political party reported.
Etemad Melli quoted Karroubi's son Hossein as saying the reformist cleric was attacked when he got off the car in front of the university.
"When my father got out of the car in front of the university, some plain-clothes forces standing by the door attacked and assaulted him," Hossein said.
"His turban fell. They insulted him using very abusive and outrageous names."
Karroubi, a former parliament speaker, nevertheless attended the weekly prayers, along with Iran's main opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi and thousands of the two men's supporters.
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