Report: Daughter of Iranian opposition leader claims security guard hit and bit her in dispute

An Iranian pro-reform website says the daughter of detained opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi claims she was hit and bitten by a guard during an argument over security searches following a visit.

The Kaleme website on Friday recounted allegations by Nargess Mousavi that she was abused by a woman guard demanding that she and her sister consent to a strip search after having lunch with her parents in an approved visit. Her parents have been under house arrest since early 2011.

Nargess Mousavi claims she was struck in the head and bitten on the wrist by the guard after refusing the search demands.

Her parents and fellow opposition figure Mahdi Karroubi were placed under house arrest after leading protests in 2009 over the disputed re-election of then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.