Mourning ceremony BANNED

Discussion in 'Iran' started by Ray Murphy, Jul 28, 2009.

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    Iran bans opposition mourning ceremony

    TEHRAN — Iran has denied the opposition a permit for a ceremony to mourn people slain in protests over last month's presidential election, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

    "No permit has been issued for gathering and marching for any individuals or different political groups," Mahmoud Abbaszadeh Meshkini, the ministry's political director, told the Fars news agency.

    AFP: Iran bans opposition mourning ceremony

    News came in at about 5.40pm Tuesday Iran time.

    [Update - 1]
    Mousavi is ignoring the ban according to a Twitter post.

    [UPDATE - 2]
    "The opposition has asked for official permission for the ceremony. Interior Ministry official Mahmoud Abbaszadeh Meshkin said Tuesday that the ministry has not given permission for any rally. He said a ceremony does not need a ministry permit, adding that the opposition's request for a permit raises suspicions that it has "other intentions rather than a memorial."

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