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Iran: Death of Top Dissident Cleric, Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Iran, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Protest, Religion

Iranian citizens and international mainstream media [1] have reported that tens of thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets in Iran's main theological center on Monday and clashed with pro-government militiamen during the funeral of the country's top dissident cleric, Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri. See photos [2] here.


In a design published in some opposition sites, Montazeri is sketched in green, the color of the Iranian opposition. It says ‘Send our greetings to Neda [3] and Sohrab’ (two demonstrators killed by security forces in post-election protests earlier this year).

Here is a video of the funeral of Ayatollah Montazeri.

Nikahang [4], Iranian leading cartoonist and blogger, also published a cartoon remembering Montazeri.


There is another video showing a ceremony in Elmo Sanat University in Tehran for Montazeri. People shouted slogans such as “Montazeri is alive!” and “The green movement is in mourning!”