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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Paying homage to martyrs of Ashura uprising in Tehran's Behesht Zahra Cemetery

Paying homage to martyrs of Ashura uprising in Tehran’s Behesht Zahra Cemetery despite heavy presence of suppressive forces

Bereaved mothers and families of those killed during Ashura uprising (December 27, 2009) and families of political prisoners were joined by thousands of people from Tehran to pay homage to the dead. They have gathered in sections 259, 302 and 304 of Tehran’s Behesht Zahra Cemetery since 9:00 am today to mark the fortieth day of their death.

In fear of people’s protest, agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and State Security Force (SSF) have surrounded the cemetery. The burial sites of the martyrs are occupied by groups of seven of the agents. Despite suppressive measures, the number people attending the grave yards and laying flowers is growing

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