Mousavi Goes Missing in Iran

Daughters fear he's been detained, along with his wife
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2011 11:09 AM CST
In this June 9, 2009 file photo, supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi shout during an election rally Tehran, Iran.   (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

(Newser) – Iran’s top opposition leader and his wife have gone missing, and their daughters fear they have been detained. Mir Hossein Mousavi hasn’t been seen or heard from since Tuesday, and security forces have surrounded his family home and cut all communications in and out, his daughters tell the New York Times.

One opposition group has called for a new round of protests on Sunday, to commemorate those killed in this week’s protests and “other martyrs of the green movement.” Government supporters, meanwhile, have been called to rally at Friday Prayers at Tehran University.

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