Iranian Police Arrest Prominent Director At Cemetery
AFP via
30-Jul-2009 (one comment)

TEHRAN (AFP)--Prominent Iranian film director Jafar Panahi was arrested at a cemetery where mourners gathered Thursday to commemorate slain election protesters, a source close to the family said.
"Panahi, his wife Tahereh Saeedi and daughter Solmaz were arrested today at Behesht-e Zahra," the source who declined to be named told AFP.
The award-winning director of 'Offside' and 'The Circle,' Panahi is a vocal critic of Iran hardliners and his movies have been banned for a decade from domestic theatres despite their international success.
Several other mourners were also arrested by Iranian riot police who beat the crowds gathered to commemorate protesters killed in post-election violence last month, witnesses said. Mourners were marking the 40th day since the death of Neda Agha-Soltan, a young woman who came to symbolise the protest movement against the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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I hear there is a lot of clashes today

by fozolie on

I hear the twitter sites are going crazy with reports of protests. The latest slogan is Esteghlal Azadie, Jomhourie e Irani. Also reports of shots fired at the government forces. I have not seen any confirmation on the wires.

Mr. Fozolie

PS: Also hear Mousavi turned up but he was not allowed to take part, supposedly he was forced back into his car and made to leave.