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Protests and Clashes Mark Montazeri Memorial Service

Iranians hold portraits of Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri during his funeral procession in the holy city of Qom, 21Dec2009Iranians hold portraits of Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri during his funeral procession in the holy city of Qom, 21Dec2009
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Iranians hold portraits of Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri during his funeral procession in the holy city of Qom, 21Dec2009
Iranians hold portraits of Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri during his funeral procession in the holy city of Qom, 21Dec2009

Protests and Clashes Mark Montazeri Memorial Service

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri's memorial service turned violent in the city of Isfahan today. An eyewitness told Radio Farda that mourners found the doors of the mosque closed and the street blocked by a huge amount of security forces. They then started to protest, chanting slogans such as, "Montazeri's will: down with this dictatorship!" and "Montazeri, your path will be followed!" They eyewitness says he then saw police attack and arrest a number of people. [read in Farsi]

 

The Green Movement Without Montazeri

Professor Abbas Milani of Stanford University told Radio Farda that Montazeri's absence will affect the Green Movement for a short time, but it will not stop it. "This movement is not dependent on one person or a leader; it is mainly rooted in the fundamental conflict between the people who want to have a normal life in the 21st century and a regime which wants to govern them by ancient laws." [read in Farsi]

 

 

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by: Steve Real from: Columbia USA
December 24, 2009 21:16
The Martyrs Of Iran

Yes, I will remember
the Martyrs that died
by the hand of the Basij.
I will remember them
and I will tell their stories to the world.
For I bear witness of their deaths
in the hands of wicked.

So let their songs of love be sung,
for who among us would give
their lives so willingly for freedom?

So I say: "Let the world know
that the gates of Heaven will be open
to the Martrys of Iran
and they will be welcomed
and delivered into the hands of the Lord."

Amen.

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