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After 8 years, detained Iranian opposition leaders allowed limited TV

Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have been allowed limited satellite television after more than eight years of house arrest for leading mass protests, reports say.

Mousavi, 77, and Karroubi, 81, were reformist candidates in the controversial election of 2009, which was won by hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

They claimed the vote was rigged, triggering months of mass protests, particularly in Tehran. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets in the biggest challenge to the system since the Islamic revolution of 1979.

Iranian opposition leaders, Mahdi Karroubi, right, and Mir Hossein Mousavi talk in Tehran, Iran, Oct. 10, 2009. (AP)

— AFP

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