akuma_river (akuma_river) wrote in ontd_political,

Mousavi nephew may have been assassinated.

These are a bunch of stories in the press about Iran some of them have been translated into English.

Selected Headlines Tehran Bureau - PBS Frontline

Body of Mousavi's nephew taken from the morgue

Gooya | Dec. 28, 2009

Security and civil forces took the body of Seyyed Ali Mousavi from the Avicenna Hospital morgue [supposedly] to prevent his funeral procession from turning into a widespread protest.

Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi's nephew was reportedly shot dead in the anti-government protests in Tehran on Ashura.

"They have taken my brother's body from Avicenna hospital and wherever we look for him we can't find him," Mousavi's other nephew, Seyyed Reza, told Parleman News.

"No one is claiming responsibility for taking the body and they are not answering us," he said.

"Until we find the body [of my brother] all funeral ceremonies are off."

"Whenever my brother's body is found we will use the media to inform people about the ceremony."

Bodies being held for investigation

Parleman | Dec. 28, 2009

The Islamic Republic News Agency said authorities were holding the body of Mir Hossein Mousavi's nephew, Seyyed Ali Mousavi, along with the bodies of other victims of the Ashura protests to complete investigations.

IRNA stressed that the circumstances of Ali Mousavi's death were suspicious, adding that his body would be held to complete investigations and find more clues in the case.

Contrary to reports by Kayhan and Raja News, which claimed Ali Mousavi was killed in Kalej Avenue, IRNA said that he was shot to death in Enqelab Square.

IRNA stressed that Ali Mousavi's relation to the opposition leader, the bullet and gun used to kill him, as well as other evidence suggested that assassination teams had killed Ali Mousavi.

Paris based filmmaker claims Mousavi's nephew killed in front of home

Makhmalbaf | Dec. 28, 2009

Mir Hossein Mousavi's international spokesperson wrote on his Web site late Sunday that the opposition figure's 43-year old nephew Seyed Ali Mousavi was assassinated in front of his home Sunday and was not shot during protests as initially reported.

Mr. Mousavi was run over by a sport utility vehicle in front of his home, Paris-based Mohsen Makhmalbaf wrote on his personal Web site. Five men then emerged from the car and one of them shot Mr. Ali Mousavi through the chest, he said. Security agents told Mr. Mousavi's family late Sunday that they would be taking his body to the Kahrizak medical facility and warned the family that they could not have a funeral, according to Mr. Makhmalbaf.

Iran police close metro station in capital

BBC Monitoring | Dec. 28, 2009

The Shahid Beheshti, Motahari and Haft Tir metro stations have been closed by order of law enforcement officials.

According to a Jaras reporter, police presence has intensified in central Tehran and there have been intermittent clashes in various locations, particularly near Haft Tir square.

Karroubi attacked by plainclothes agents on Ashura

Gooya | Dec. 28, 2009

Opposition cleric Mehdi Karroubi was attacked by plainclothes agents upon leaving Tehran's Ayatollah Ghaffari mosque where he had attended the Ashura ceremonies with his family.

According to Salaam News, assailants attacked Karroubi's car and shattered the windshield. The assailants fled the scene after people came to Karroubi's aid.

IRIB bars radio host from building

Parleman | Dec. 28, 2009

Shahin Mahinfar, a veteran Iranian radio host whose son was killed in the Ashura protests, has reportedly been barred from returning to work at the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.

According to an IRIB security personnel, after news about Mahinfar's son was reported by the media, a fax was sent to security guards at all IRIB entrances ordering them to deny her entry until further notice.

Over 1,000 protestors arrested on Ashura in Tehran

Gooya | Dec. 28, 2009

More than 1,000 protestors were arrested by riot police in the unrest that broke out in Tehran on Ashura.

A human rights organization placed the number of detained protestors transferred to Evin prison at 1,100. Prisoner overflow caused authorities to transfer the detainees in handcuffs and shackles with military buses to an unknown location.

Iran cracks down on opponents after deadly protests

AFP | Dec. 28, 2009

Iranian security forces on Monday arrested seven anti-government figures in a crackdown launched a day after at least eight people were killed in fierce clashes in Tehran, opposition websites said.

Those rounded up were two outspoken critics of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, three aides to opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, including his top adviser Alireza Beheshti, and two aides to reformist ex-president Mohammad Khatami, the websites said.

The security force raids are certain to further antagonize the opposition, which has defied the authorities to stage noisy protests at every opportunity since Ahmadinejad was returned to power in a disputed June presidential election.

State-run English language Press TV on Monday put the death toll from the clashes at eight, quoting an official with Iran's Supreme National Security Council. It did not specify in which cities the victims were killed.

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