Report: Iran arrests brother of ex-president

An Iranian Web site on Thursday said authorities arrested the brother of former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and his wife,the grand-daughter of the Islamic Revolution founder Ayatollah RuhollahKhomeini.

The report by the pro-reform Rahesabz Web site could not be independently confirmed, but the site has been credible in the past. It said Mohammad Reza Khatami and his wife, Zahra Eshraghi, were in custody Thursday. It gives no other details. Itwould rank among the most high-profile detentions by authorities, whohave waged a massive crackdown before events Thursday marking the 1979Islamic Revolution.

Low-level clashes were reported around Teheran, including an attack on the car of opposition leader Mahdi Karroubi.

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