Crackdowns

Iran Squeezes Mousavi

A day after opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi’s nephew died during a crackdown that reportedly killed nine others, the Iranian government is keeping up the pressure on Mousavi: On Monday, three of Mousavi’s senior aides were arrested in addition to four other opposition activists. The head of Mousavi’s election campaign, the head of his office, and a senior aide were arrested. On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of Iranians protested President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad’s regime.