Payvand.com - According to
Parleman news web
site, Seyed Ali Habibi Mousavi, the son of Mir Hossein Mousavi's sister, was
killed during the Ashoura protests in Tehran on December 27. Ali Mousavi
was 43 and father of 2 children.
According to the report, a bullet pierced Ali
Mousavi's heart during the protests around Revolution square. He later died at
Ebn-Sina hospital. Opposotion leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the parents of Ali
Mousavi and some other political figures have gathered at the hospital.
protesters in Tehran on December 27 (photo by
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Opposition Web Sites: Iranian Police Kill 4 Protesters
Killing comes as thousands of reformists rally in
central Tehran's Engelab Square in defiance of police warnings
Iranian opposition Web sites and witnesses say police have shot dead four
opposition activists taking part in mass protests in Tehran.
But Iranian police officials deny that protesters were killed in clashes with
security forces Sunday.
Opposition Web sites say police opened fire as thousands of reformists rallied
on Tehran's streets in defiance of government warnings.
The information could not be independently
verified as Iran's government has banned foreign media from reporting directly
Protests in Tehran
In Sunday's protests, witnesses say Tehran police
also fired tear gas and used batons to disperse protesters chanting "death to
the dictator" - a reference to Iran's conservative leadership. Smoke billowed
over the city.
Opposition Web sites reported similar clashes in the central Iranian cities of
Isfahan and Najafabad.
The unrest was the most serious in Tehran since the rallies and clashes that
followed June's disputed presidential election.
At that time, opposition groups said security forces killed at least 72
activists protesting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election victory.
Authorities say 36 people were killed in June's protests, including
Iranian reformists accuse conservative President Ahmadinejad of rigging June's
presidential election to win a second term, a charge the government denies.
Iranian police chief Esmail Ahmadi-Moqadam had warned the opposition against
holding rallies Sunday to coincide with national observances of Ashura, a
Shi'ite Muslim day of mourning.
During Ashura, Shi'ite worshippers mourn the seventh-century killing of Imam
Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
Some information for this report was provided
by AFP and Reuters.
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