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Iran: Political prisoner’s funeral in famous Tehran cemetery

Funeral Ceremony held for Alireza Shir-Mohammad Ali, a political prisoner murdered in prison by regime operatives
Funeral Ceremony held for Alireza Shir-Mohammad Ali, a political prisoner murdered in prison by regime operatives

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, June 15, 2019 - A ceremony was held Friday afternoon in memory of 21-year-old Alireza Shir-Mohammad Ali, a political prisoner murdered by regime operatives in the Greater Tehran Prison. He was sentenced to serve eight years behind bars for the ridiculous charges of insulting senior regime officials, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

In addition to family members, a group of friends and relatives were also attending this emotional ceremony in Tehran’s famous Behesht-e Zahra cemetery. Regime security forces and plainclothes agents were present in the area, creating an intense climate of unease for the mourners and others in the cemetery.

The body of political prisoner Alireza Shir-Mohammad Ali was buried on Wednesday in this cemetery during a ceremony attended only by family members. Authorities usually allow only very close family members to attend funerals of political prisoners to prevent these scenes from evolving into anti-regime protest rallies.

Shir-Mohammad Ali was murdered on Monday by regime operatives in the Greater Tehran Prison.

Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), condemned this horrific act of murder and called on the international community to condemn the mullahs’ atrocious human rights violations and take necessary measures to prevent such atrocities in the future.

“The killing of political prisoner Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali while in detention was a premeditated criminal plan by the clerical regime which calls for the attention of the international community to the dire conditions of prisons and political prisoners in Iran,” Mrs. Rajavi said.

 

 

 

 

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