Mourners at Rafsanjani’s funeral chanted slogans in support of the leaders of the reformist Green Movement

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Iranian mourners, who took part in the funeral procession of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran, chanted slogans in support of the leaders of the reformist Green Movement, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi who are under house arrest, cut off from the outside world.

Both Mousavi and Karroubi are veteran Iranian politicians who, in 2009, led popular protests against then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The protests were crushed, and thousands were imprisoned or placed under house arrest, including Mousavi and Karroubi.

Reformist activists also stated that the Iranian authorities had prevented another former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami, from taking part in the funeral due to tensions across the country.