Hundreds arrested during Forouhars' funeral procession

During the funeral procession of Darioush Forouhar and his wife, yesterday in Tehran, hundreds were arrested and scores beaten up by suppressive forces, reports from Iran say.

The clashes occurred around noon, when many of young people ignored slogans by the organizers and chanted "free all political prisoners," "death to despotism-hail to freedom," "death to the clerical regime," calling for the overthrow of the theocratic regime ruling Iran.

The regime's suppressive forces suddenly attacked the crowd and arrested hundreds of people. Eyewitnesses said those arrested were forced into minibuses and other vehicles, already on the scene, and taken to unknown locations.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
November 27, 1998

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