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Mousavi Goes Missing in Iran

Daughters fear he's been detained, along with his wife

(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... More »

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated

Professor killed, another wounded in Tehran bomb attacks

(Newser) - One prominent nuclear scientist was killed and another wounded in separate attacks in Tehran today. Majid Shahriari, a member of the nuclear-engineering faculty at Tehran University, was killed when an attacker on a motorcycle attached a bomb to his car, AP reports. His colleague was injured in an identical attack... More »

Tehran University Erupts in Protests

Students turn on Ahmadinejad after Kurds executed

(Newser) - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad received a hostile reception when he made an unannounced visit to a university in northern Tehran yesterday. Students chanting "Ahmadinejad, the liar is our guest today," and "you are sucking the blood from our country" gathered to protest the Iranian president's presence, and clashed with... More »

Mousavi Will Attend Public Services Friday

(Newser) - Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi vowed not to let the blood of protesters killed in postelection crackdown go in vain as he met with the family of a young man shot to death during the turmoil, a reformist Web site reported today. He also announced that he will attend... More »

Iranian Police Suppress Student Protest

(Newser) - Riot police swarmed around Tehran University today, dispersing anyone attempting to gather in protest with batons, shields, and pepper spray, the Washington Post reports. “There are 300 of us in a small alley, and we are under attack by dozens of security forces,” one witness reported. Others say... More »

Fleeing Doc Tells of Neda's End

Bullet seemed to explode in her chest

(Newser) - A doctor who has fled Iran said murdered protester Neda Agha-Soltan died less than a minute after she was shot on the streets of Tehran as a bullet seemed to "explode" in her chest, reports the BBC. "I saw blood gushing out of Neda's chest. She was in... More »

Iran's Guardian Council Vows Recount as 7 Die in Protests

Guardian Council makes U-turn as state radio confirms deaths

(Newser) - The most powerful body in Iran declared it will allow a recount in last Friday's controversial presidential election, the BBC reports. The announcement follows three days of massive protests in Tehran, in which seven people were killed. State radio claims the deaths came as protesters attacked a military post after... More »

1 Dead After Shots Fired at Tehran Protest

(Newser) - Shots were fired at a huge street protest in Tehran today, the BBC reports, not long after opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi addressed the gathering in spite of a ban by the Iranian government; an AP photographer says one protester was killed, and that the shots came from a compound... More »

Iran Protesters Launch Twitter Revolution

(Newser) - Erupting protests over Iranian elections may be the first political upheaval tweeted from beginning to end, as demonstrators keep up a running account of what's happening, reports CNN. "My friend saying more than 100 students arrested. Bastards just attacked us for no reason. I lost count of how much... More »

Students Protest Ahmadinejad Speech

Police use tear gas as demonstrators rush university venue

(Newser) - Iranian students mounted a rare protest today as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Tehran University. Opponents shouted “Death to the dictator!” and tried to enter the hall where the president was speaking, prompting police to fire tear gas into the crowd. Protesters also tried to prevent Ahmadinejad from leaving,... More »

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