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Body of Mousavi's nephew has gone missing, says family

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-12-28

The body of Seyed Ali Mousavi, the nephew of Iran's opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi (pictured), has been transferred from the hospital to an unknown location, his brother told a website on Monday.

AFP - The body of Seyed Ali Mousavi, the nephew of Iran's opposition leader killed in Tehran protests, has been transferred from the hospital to an unknown location, his brother told a website on Monday.
  
"My brother's body was taken away from the hospital and we cannot find it," Seyed Reza Mousavi told Parlemannews, the website run by the reformist minority faction in parliament.
  
"Nobody accepts responsibility for taking away the body ... We cannot have a funeral before we find the body."
  
The 35-year-old nephew of Mir Hossein Mousavi was shot dead in Tehran's Sunday protests which turned into the bloodiest showdown between opposition protesters and security forces in months.
  
Tehran police said they were investigating the death.
  
"The killing of Mousavi's nephew in Ashura incidents is being investigated and the result will be announced soon," Tehran police chief Azizollah Rajabzadeh told ILNA news agency on Monday.
  
At least eight people were killed in anti-government protests in Iran on the Shiite holy day of Ashura, state television said.
  
Mousavi, who ran against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June elections, has rejected the hardliner's re-election as massively rigged and branded his government "illegitimate."
  
 

Date created : 2009-12-28

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