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Report: One Of Iran's Main Opposition Leaders Is Missing

Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard arrive at airport on June 10, 2009 in Khoramabad, Iran. i i

Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard arrive at airport on June 10, 2009 in Khoramabad, Iran. Majid/Getty Images hide caption

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Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard arrive at airport on June 10, 2009 in Khoramabad, Iran.

Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard arrive at airport on June 10, 2009 in Khoramabad, Iran.

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The New York Times is reporting that Mir Hossein Mousavi, one of Iran's main opposition leaders, is missing.

The paper says Mousavi's daughters told an opposition website they had not heard from their father nor their mother since Tuesday and "feared they had been detained."

The Times goes on:

Security forces have surrounded their home, and all communications have been cut.

On Wednesday, the Web site of another opposition leader, Mehdi Karroubi, reported that the house of his eldest son had been raided and damaged by security officers seeking to arrest him.

Over the past week, Iran has seen its largest protests since 2009, when thousands took to the streets to protest the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Mousavi was Ahmadinejad's top challenger in that election.

On Tuesday, Iran's parliament clamored for the execution of Mousavi and Karroubi.

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