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Iran police arrest mourners at cemetery: witness

An Iranian protester flashes a victory sign during Friday prayers at a university in Tehran, July 17, 2009. REUTERS/via Your View

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian police arrested mourners who gathered at a Tehran cemetery to commemorate victims of the unrest that followed the country’s disputed June presidential election, witnesses said.

“Hundreds have gathered around Neda Agha-Soltan’s grave to mourn her death and other victims’ death ... police arrested some of them ... dozens of riot police also arrived and are trying to disperse the crowd,” a witness told Reuters.

(Editing by Tim Pearce)

Tehran newsroom

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