Mourning ceremony for one of those killed in the election protests in Kermanshah.

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    Mourning ceremony for one of those killed in the election protests in Kermanshah.
    Kurdistan Human Rights Observers
    Human Rights Organisation of Kurdistan (HROK):

    18th June, 2009

    Hussein Tahmasubi, 25, lost his life in the recent protests on the 25th of Khordad (15th June) at Nobahar Street in Kermanshah when he was attacked and beaten by a group of armed plain-clothed officers, part of the state security apparatus.

    A day of mourning was held at the city’s Imam Hussein Hall in Helal Ahmar (shir v khorshid) inter-junction this afternoon. Many people from different walks of life attended the ceremony. Hundreds of participants protested by gathering in front of the hall afterwards and chanting “Allahu Akbar” and sympathised with the family of the murdered man.

    The security forces put many restrictions in place for the family as they were not allowed to use the title of martyr in the mourning statement for their son and were also prevented from informing the public about the ceremony across the city. The state security officials put pressure on the family to ask the protesters to end their protest in front of the hall.

    It has been reported that the family of a young girl who was also killed in the recent protests on Monday in Kermanshah have been prevented from announcing the death of their daughter and therefore have not been able to hold a ceremony for her.

    Unconfirmed reports suggest that the number of those who have lost their lives in the protests in Kermanshah may be as many as 5.


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