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Iran opposition figures arrested

Published:Monday | December 28, 2009 | 6:04 PM

A number of opposition figures have been arrested in Iran, a day after at least eight people died during the most violent protests for months.

Those detained include aides to Opposition Leader, Mir Hossein Mousavi and former President, Mohammad Khatami.

Mr. Mousavi\'s nephew, Seyed Ali Mousavi, was among those killed on Sunday.

State media say authorities are now conducting forensic tests on his and four other bodies, preventing the rapid burials that are usual under Islamic tradition.

Intermittent protests in Iran following President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad\'s controversial re-election in June have represented the biggest challenge to the government since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Foreign media face severe restrictions in Iran, making reports hard to verify.