Nine Protesters Dead in Tehran
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
At least nine protesters, including the nephew of Iran’s opposition leader Mir Houssein Mousavi, were killed as demonstrators in Tehran continued the civil unrest that began a week ago in honor of the death of dissident Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri. —JCL
The nephew of Iran’s reformist opposition leader, Mir Hossein Mousavi, was reported to be among at least nine people killed after the streets of Tehran and other cities erupted in violent clashes between security forces and protesters.
Ali Mousavi, 35 and a father of two, was reportedly shot through the heart after police opened fire during disturbances in Tehran’s Enghelab Square.
The authorities [...] tried to assert control over Tehran by reportedly declaring a 7pm curfew and outlawing all gatherings of more than three people, a source inside the capital told the Guardian.
Police in Tehran defend against rocks thrown by protesters during the civil unrest Sunday. This photo was independently taken and supplied to The Associated Press, which, along with all foreign media, was banned from covering the protest.