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Mousavi: I Will Die for Reform

He makes first statement since death of his nephew

(Newser) - In his first public statement since the death of his nephew during anti-government protests, Mir Hossein Mousavi says he, too, is willing to die for the cause. "I am not afraid to die for people's demands," said a statement on his website, without mention of his nephew. He... More »

Iran Seizes Bodies of Dead Protesters

Mousavi spokesman calls nephew's death an assassination

(Newser) - Iranian authorities are holding the bodies of at least five people killed in anti-government protests in an apparent bid to prevent activists from rallying at their funerals. Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi's nephew is among the dead, and his family is charging that government forces seized his body from a... More »

Iran Regime's Days May Be Numbered

Opposition's tenacity could signal 'breaking point' for Tehran: experts

(Newser) - The anti-government protests that started in Tehran this weekend show that the opposition movement still has plenty of fight in it—and could eventually topple the clerical regime. Though the fraudulent election was a full 6 months ago, the protesters, whose efforts reach the world on YouTube, appear uncowed by... More »

Report: Mousavi's Nephew Dead in Iran Protests

Opposition leader's kin died of wounds in fierce clashes: Aide

(Newser) - The nephew of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has been killed in fighting between protesters and security forces, a close aide says. Ali Mousavi died of wounds in a hospital today, says the aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of fears of government reprisals. More »

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