Report: Mousavi's Nephew Dead in Iran Protests

Opposition leader's kin died of wounds in fierce clashes: Aide
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 27, 2009 9:42 AM CST
Report: Mousavi's Nephew Dead in Iran Protests
This photo, obtained by the AP outside Iran, shows an Iranian protester holding police batons after protesters clashed with police, during anti-government protests in Tehran, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009.   (AP Photo)

(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.

A reformist website,, also says Mousavi's nephew was killed. Opposition websites and witnesses say security forces fired on anti-government protesters in the capital today, killing at least four people in the fiercest clashes in months. (Read more Mir Hossein Mousavi stories.)

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