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50 people arrested during yesterday's rallies in Tehran

Iran Materials 31 July 2009 17:30 (UTC +04:00)
A total of 50 people were arrested during the yesterday's rallies near the Musalla Mosque and Behisht Zahra cemetery in Tehran, the head of Tehran Police, General Azizulla Rajabzadeh said.
50 people arrested during yesterday's rallies in Tehran

A total of 50 people were arrested during the yesterday's rallies near the Musalla Mosque and Behisht Zahra cemetery in Tehran, the head of Tehran Police, General Azizulla Rajabzadeh said, Trend reported with reference to the Iranian Mehr news agency.

He said after the legal proceedings, the court will consider the case of those arrested.

"As a result of the protestors' stoning police near the Valiasr and Mutahhari squares in Tehran, several police officers were wounded," Rajabzadeh said.

He refuted the reports on those killed during the yesterday's rallies

When the Iranian Interior Ministry refused the request of Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi to hold a 40-day memorial service at the Musalla mosque for those killed during the June 20 riots after the presidential election, ex-presidential candidates visited the graves of those killed on July 30. Police forcibly dispersed 500 people assembling at the Behisht Zahra cemetery 500. The police "forced" Mousavi to leave the cemetery.

The strong resistance took place in Tehran after the Iranian presidential elections on June 12, 2009. During the presidential elections in Iran on June 12, the current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gained 66 percent of votes. His main rival, Mir Hussein Mousavi accused the government of falsifying the results of voting. The people dissatisfied with the results of the elections caused clashes between police and opposition supporters. Clashes killed 20 people, and about 1,032 people were arrested. Most of the arrested people were released.

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