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A Father Mourns His Son: Ali Mousavi Was Killed by Iran Security Forces on Ashoura Anniversary

Source: Mir Hossein Mousavi's facebook; photos by

Ali Mousavi and his father in a photo from Iran-Iraq war era when Ali fought in the war

Iran's opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi visited her sister's house on Monday and expressed sympathy with the mourning family of Martyr Seyyed Ali Habibi Mousavi Khamene. Midday on December 27 during the commemoration of the anniversary of Ashoura, Ali Mousavi, the nephew of Mir Hossein Mousavi, was killed during the bitter events that took place in Tehran.

Ali Mousavi's father holding his picture

Ali Mousavi was shot by a bullet that pierced his heart. He was one of scores of protesters who died when the security forces opened fire on the protesters. The state TV has put the number of the dead at 15.

Mir Hossein Mousavi (left) meets father of Ali Mousavi

Karoubi Expresses His Condolences to Mousavi's Family

Opposition leader Mehdi Karoubi in a message expressed his condolences to Mir Hossein Mousavi and his family over the agonizing loss of Ali Mousavi. The full text of his message is as follow:

"We are all from God and we will all return to him"
(a versus of the holy Quran)

Dear Mr. Mir Hossein Mousavi

I was deeply saddened and distressed over the news of martyrdom of your dear nephew, Mr. Seyyed Ali Habibi Mousavi, who was the brother of another martyr himself. The martyrdom of that cherished martyr and some other of our countrymen on the path of combat with lies and in pursue of justice which is truly the ideas of Imam Hossein's movement, in such a day, showed that the enemies of justice and freedom have reached to a point and have become so drunk with power that don't even show respect to Ashoura and the mourners of Imam Hossein. I wonder that the situation is in a way that thirty years after the Islamic revolution they (the coup government's Basij and plainclothes thugs) massacre so many people this savagely on the day of Ashuora and shoot Shias of Imam Hossein on the streets of the capitol they (the coup government's propaganda media) call the mother of Islamic lands. I express my condolences for such a tragedy to you, the mourning families, the Iranian nation and the hidden Imam.

May God's peace , Mercy ,and Blessings fall upon you.

Mehdi Karoubi

Ayatollah Dastgheyb speaks against the killings

Ayatollah Dastgheyb, senior religious cleric and member of the Assembly of Experts, by issuing a statement expressed his condolences for the martyrdom of Mir Hossein Mousavi's nephew and the other martyrs of December 27 Ashoura attacks on people, and demanded the government to identify their murderers and put them on trial. According to the report by Jaras, Grand Ayatollah Dastgheyb referring to the officials has written: Free prisoners; and stop all these actions against the religion and the law [you commit] with the excuse of defending the establishment.

This senior religious figure has also called on the scholars and religious figures to break their silence and invite to good deeds and prevent bad deeds; and demand the government to abide by the constitution.

The statement of the Assembly of Combatant Clergymen in condemnation of the recent events

"The Almighty God will cut off the hands of ...these deceived fools."

The Assembly of Combatant Clergymen issued a statement in condemnation of yesterday's bloody violence against people during Aashura's commemoration. The statement reads:

Today we should cry blood that on the day of Hossein's Aashura and after all sorts of insults to Imam Khomeini's family and his legacy by the phony defenders of the revolution, there was attack on the prayer hall that has reminded the name and memory of Imam; and the peaceful ritual of commemorating Aashura was attacked by clubs, batons and chains and by insulting slogans; and blocked and broke and this way made the utmost insults to both Aashura and Imam Khomeini and then beat and bashed innocent people. It is amazing that those who with the excuse of the "crime" of tearing Imam's picture apart did and said whatever they wanted and insulted and assaulted allies of Imam and the revolution, unfortunately now attack and insult the prayer hall that more than anywhere else is the reminder of the name and greatness of Imam.Baton bearers, with the chants of "Ali...Ali...", attacked and assaulted other sermons for commemoration of Aashura in Tehran and some other cities and closed down some of them; and on the day of Aashura created some bitter events that unfortunately led to the killing and injuring some of our countrymen in Tehran and some other cities and one of those killed was the nephew of Imam's favorite prime minister, Mir Hossein Mousavi.

... Payvand News - 12/29/09 ... --

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