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Montazeri Calls for Three Days of Mourning

June 23, 2009

Ayatollah Montazeri has called for three days of mourning for martyred Iranians beginning Wednesday and ending Friday. According to Islam, the 3rd, 7th and 40th days after a death must be observed as part of the Muslim religion. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenehi has basically declared this illegal and ordered the mosques and police not to allow mourners in, but this is essentially going against the same religion he claims to be the representative of in Iran. In addition, there are reports that Iranian police go home at night, change into civilian clothes and join the protests. A break within the military and police force is a big sign of change to come.