Ramin Mostaghim and Alexandra Sandels
Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2011
Police in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, say the death of Ahmed Rezai, son of Iranian politician Mohsen Rezai, was a suicide. News agencies in Iran say it’s suspicious.
Iranian media are raising questions about the reported suicide in a Dubai, United Arab Emirates, hotel room of the son of a prominent Iranian politician and former Revolutionary Guard commander.
The body of Ahmed Rezai was found Saturday in his hotel suite, according to news reports. He was the son of Mohsen Rezai, secretary-general of Iran’s influential Expediency Council, which advises the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The elder Rezai ran unsuccessfully as a conservative challenger to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009’s disputed election. Charges by reformists that the incumbent stole the election led to widespread protests and a violent crackdown by authorities.
The Abu Dhabi-based English daily the National said the body of Rezai, 31, was found at the four-star Hotel Gloria in Dubai Media City. Police believe his death was a suicide, according to the newspaper.
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