Friday, November 13, 2009

Iran to try Mousavi’s Brother-in-Law

Iran’s Revolutionary Court announced today that the brother-in-law of the country’s opposition leader would be put on trial. Shapour Kazemi, the brother of Hossein Mousavi's wife, was arrested in June during a pro-Green Movement protest.

A large number of the ruling conservative politicians have openly called for the arrest and trial of Mousavi on charges of treason. Trying his brother-in-law is an act of revenge by the authorities against the Green Movement and its leader.

UPDATE: The Revolutionary Court on Saturday 14 November sentenced Abdullah Momeni, a student who took part in protests following presidential election, to eight years in prison.

Several other postelection detainees have received jail terms and three people have been sentenced to death, according to Iranian media.

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