Mousavi nephew`s body taken from hospital: Family alleges

A relative of Iran`s opposition leader says the body of the leader`s nephew has been removed from a hospital without the family`s permission, a day after he was slain in an anti-government protest.

Updated: Dec 28, 2009, 20:20 PM IST

Iran: A relative of Iran`s opposition leader says the body of the leader`s nephew has been removed from a hospital without the family`s permission, a day after he was slain in an anti-government protest.

Reza Mousavi said Monday that the body of his brother, Ali Mousavi, was taken from a Tehran hospital, possibly by authorities seeking to deter mourners from organizing more protests around his funeral.

The slain man is the nephew of Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi.

Tehran residents say Internet access has been severely restricted since Sunday`s deadly unrest, and Iranians have been unable to see opposition Web sites. Cell phone and text messaging services have been sporadic.

Bureau Report