28 April 2011

Iran: Update on Mir-Hossain Mousavi and his wife

In a 19 April 2011 post on the Iranian website RoozOnline, Fereshteh Ghazi provides an update on the state of play with former Presidential candidate and leader of the reformist Green Movement, Mir-Hossain Mousavi, and his wife Zahra Rahnavard, who effectively disappeared from public view a few weeks ago.  The last time Mousavi and his wife were seen in public was during the burial ceremony for Mousavi’s father, who died on March 30, 2011.

Ghazi’s sources were, in separate conversations, Mir-Hossein Mousavi’s sister, Khadijeh Mousavi Khamene, and her husband Mir-Hassan Habibi Mousavi, both of whom had had telephone conversations with the detainees.

Mir-Hassan Habibi Mousavi, whose son was killed in December 2009 during a public protest over the disputed 2009 presidential election, and who had himself been beaten and arrested during the burial ceremony of Mousavi’s father, said:

“Mr. Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard called yesterday (Monday) and both spoke with us ...  The conversation was limited to health and generalities about their sister and family members.  ... The morale of both of them is excellent and as far as we know they are in good health.”

Speaking about their condition, Habibi Mousavi said it remained the same as before and that as far as he knew they were in their own house.

Read Ghazi’s full post here.

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