Mousavi family kept from talking about ill leader
After reports hit the media that opposition leader MirHosein Mousavi had undergone surgery in hospital, his brother was quoted as saying that the Mousavi family cannot give out information about his health.
The Kaleme opposition website reported today that following MirHosein Mousavi's angiography procedure, his brother Mir Mahmoud Mousavi told Kaleme that the Mousavi family is not free to discuss the opposition leader’s health with the media.
He was quoted as saying that while the public had the right to know about the situation, that information cannot be disseminated through his family because security considerations have tied their hands.
Radio Farda reported today however that Ardeshir Amirarjomand, a spokesman for the Coordination Council for the Green Path of Hope has infromed them that Mousavi has already been returned to house arrest following his heart treatment.
Iranian state media have been completely silent about MirHosein Mousavi’s recent health complications; he had been under house arrest together with his wife, Zahra Rahnavard, since February of 2011.
Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, two candidates in the 2009 Iranian presidential elections, challenged the announcement of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s victory with allegations of vote fraud. This triggered mass protests, and led to the state targeting protesters, the two candidates and their families in a severe crackdown.
After Mousavi had endured more than 500 days under house arrest, reports from Iran yesterday indicated that he had been hospitalized under strict security measures for the treatment of heart complications.