Opposition Candidate Mousavi's Wife Claims Brother Jailed in Protest Crackdown

The wife of Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi says her 62-year-old brother was among those detained after last month's disputed election in what she called a futile attempt to pressure her husband and herself.

Zahra Rahnavard's comments, in an interview published by a pro-reform Iranian news agency Thursday, were the latest in a series of defiant statements by Mousavi and his allies, who insist the June 12 presidential poll was rigged.

Zahra Rahnavard is is married to Mir Hussein Moussavi, the challenger who lost to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran's disputed presidential election on June 12. She broke with tradition by actively campaigning for her husband.