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Secret Police Guard Mousavi

Mir Hossein Mousavi will not be speaking to his millions of supporters anytime soon if the Iranian secret police have anything to say about it. Mousavi is under 24-hour guard, and must be "careful what he says," according to Mohsen Makhmalbaf, who has emerged as an unofficial spokesman abroad for reformist sympathizers. Makhmalbaf, an Iranian film director, also claimed that security forces are speaking Arabic, indicating that they are foreign enforcers brought in to crack down on protesters. This claim could not be confirmed by the Independent. Lastly, Makhmalbaf claimed that "Within the last ten days, there has been a meeting between Mousavi and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei," though, judging by his house arrest, nothing positive came of it.