Following is translation of an interview conducted by Fereshteh Ghazi of Roozonline with Mir Hossein Mousavi’s sister and brother-in-law.
Mir Hossein Mousavi in a meeting with members of his family told them: I am still Green and standing behind the Greens. This was told to Rooz by Mir Hassan Habibi Mousavi husband of Mir Hossein Mousavi’s sister.
Father of martyr Ali Mousavi who attended this meeting adds, ” We met them in their home. We passed through two iron doors and barriers to reach the house. Mir Hossein Mousavi said, “I have not and will not withdraw from my position, I am still Green and stand behind the Greens.””
Last week on Wednesday Kalameh site reported that Zahra Rahnavard’s parents and sister, and family of martyr Ali Mousavi (Mir Hossein Mousavi’s nephew) were allowed to meet with Mousavi and his wife. According to Mousavi’s sister this meeting took place at Mir Hossein Mousavi’s residence on Akhtar alley.
Mousavi’s sister Khadijeh Mousavi Khamene told Rooz, “We went there from 11:00 in the morning for a meeting that lasted three hours. Mir Hossein and his wife Zahra are under complete house arrest meaning they are imprisoned in their own home where we met them.”
I asked about the health of Mir Hossein Mousavi considering his heart condition for which he was hospitalized a short while ago. Mrs Mousavi said, “He is doing fine, and is under the supervision of a physician and a medical team. All in all, their condition is satisfactory and both Mir Hossein and his wife Zahra are in high spirits.
According to the Kalameh website, during that meeting, Mousavi had voiced concern regarding the difficult economic situation that the people are under.
I asked Mousavi’s sister regarding this matter and asked how well informed is Mr. Mousavi on the current affairs of the country and the national news? She said, “They absolutely do not provide him any newspapers, and not much news reaches him. He does watch TV and based on what he sees he conducts his own analysis and makes his own conclusion. He is extremely concerned about the livelihood of the people. He is very concerned in this regard and says the people are under a lot of pressure.”
She ads, “He holds the same position as he did prior to his house arrest and holds steadfast on the rights of the people and has not changed in this regard.
I asked, “Twenty months have passed since the house arrest began, does Mr. Mousavi have any idea as when this would end?”
She said, “He did not speak regarding this matter and did not provide any views. We also don’t know how long this will last; we are satisfied with God’s will. Of course we are displeased, we are under pressure and the situation is troublesome. But we have put our faith in God’s hands and are keeping our patience.”
I asked, “Did Mr. Mousavi have any request for the People? Did he say anything?” She replied, “No, he didn’t ask for anything. He said to give my regards to the people, but he had no requests.”
Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard have been under house arrest since February 14, 2010. Despite all the charges and accusations made against them by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, they have not been formally charged or tried for any of these accusations. So far, none of the officials of the Islamic Republic have claimed responsibility for the house arrest of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mr. Karoubi.
Previously the Kalameh website had reported on the pressures put on Mousavi’s family and the threats of arrest made against his daughters. They had reported on the Intelligence agents making threats on their lives and their jobs, and had told Mousavi’s daughters, that they would arrest them and take them to a prison or an undisclosed location so no one could hear any news about them.
Mir Hassan Habibi Mousavi (Mir Hossein’s brother-in-law) had previously told Rooz that, “These events have had implications for all of us. We are under surveillance, our phones are tapped and we have no freedom. In fact, our freedom has been taken away, but we have no choice but be patient.”
I asked Mrs. Mousavi regarding Ali Mousavi’s case (Ali Mousavi, Mir Hossein’s nephew was assassinated by regime forces), she replied, “There is no judicial case on this matter. They have been completely silent on this matter and have not provided any answers or explanation. We have not made an official complaint and have not pressed any charges either, who should we complain to?”
Mir Hossein Mousavi’s sister, Mrs. Mousavi Khamene, lost one of her sons during the Iran-Iraq war and her other son during the mass street protests of Ashura (December 2009).
Her son, Sayd Ali Mousavi was gunned down by men riding in a black SUV and later died in Sina hospital.
Previously, in an interview with Rooz, Mrs. Mousavi said, “The people were not armed (The people who were protesting on Ashura). They (the officials) very well know who the assassins are, and what their preconceived motives were and had methodically chosen Ali to be killed.
Everyone knows that this murder was an assassination, intended to put pressure on Mir Hossein Mousavi. Does Islam say to tolerate injustice and remain silent? Not so; Islam does not say to accept injustice.
Mr. Mousavi also could not tolerate injustice. He has not done anything wrong, but like the other people had objections. We also have objections and do not accept remaining silent in the face of injustice.
When we claim to be Moslems, we should not accept injustice. We protested all the lies and all that was done.”