Jul 30, 2009

IRAN: Fresh video shows mourners gathered near Neda's gravesite

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A massive memorial in Tehran's Behesht Zahra cemetery is currently underway in Tehran, 40 days after the death of several protesters, including Neda Agha-Soltan, whose death at a protest was videotaped and seen around the world.

YouTube footage already has leaked out, showing thousands of mourners chanting the name of Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the opposition leader who ran and lost against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in elections last month.

Another video shows protesters chanting, "God is great!"

As night approached, word came that more people were gathering in front of Tehran's Grand Mossala mosque for another round of protests.

-- Jahd Khalil in Beirut

Videos: Demonstrators gathering at Tehran's Behesht Zahra cemetery.