June 17, 2008

People Blame US for Latest “Terrorist” Act in Southeast Iran

People have condemned the USA for the latest "terrorist" action in the Iranian southeast province of Sistan-Baluchestan on 17 June, Provincial Hamun television has reported.

The TV quoted people attending the funeral ceremony of the murdered deputy prosecutor as chanting slogans such as "Down with the USA", "Martyrs are live forever" and "God is great".

They condemned the "terrorist act" and called on government to identify and "strongly" punish the culprits, TV said. The funeral ceremony for the deputy prosecutor, Ebrahim Karimi, was held in Saravan today.

Friday prayer imams, Shi'i and Sunni clerics, pious people, seminary students and scholars attended the ceremony in Saravan. The body of the murdered deputy prosecutor would be sent to his birthplace, Golestan Province, TV said.

Video shows still picture of Ebrahim Karimi.

Originally published by Vision of the Islamic Republic of Iran Sistan-Baluchestan Provincial TV, Zahedan in Persian 1200 17 Jun 08.

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