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June 5, 2013 12:08 am

Iranians Shout ‘Down with the Dictator’ During Funeral of Regime Critic

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Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: Wiki Commons

Al Arabiya – Thousands of Iranians chanted “down with the dictator” during the funeral procession for prominent religious figure and regime critic Ayatollah Jalaluddin Taheri in the city of Isfahan, signaling a rise of anti-government voices ahead of the upcoming June 14 presidential elections.

The mourners also chanted “shame on the dictator” and called for lifting house arrest on reformist and opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hussein Mousavi.

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