Funeral services for Haj Sadegh Kazemi, father of Zahra Rahnavard were held a few hours ago at Beheshte Zahra cemetery in Tehran. Under house arrest, Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard were not present at the services.
According to Kalameh, despite the lack of any public notification, the funeral was attended by a large number of friends, colleagues and relatives of Kazemi, Mousavi, and the Navab Safavi’s family, in the presence of a large number of security agents.
The security and Plainclothes agents, just as they did with Mr. Mousavi’s father’s funeral, did not allow the funeral procession to originate from the home of Mr. Kazemi, and transported the body to the cemetery themselves.
Mr. Mousavi and his wife were not permitted to attend the burial services. This is in contrast to the portrayal by the media associated with the intelligence apparatuses, who have always tried to portray Mir Hossein and his wife Rahnavard as living ordinary lives, not under house arrest.
In March of 2011, when Mr. Mousavi’s father passed away, not only was Mousavi not permitted a last farewell, but he was not even allowed to attend the funeral.
Also, the repulsive and rude behavior of the agents and the Plainclothes present at the funeral was “contrary to a religious ceremony and ritual” and was quite upsetting to the attendees.
It should be noted that, in the late hours of last night, Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard were taken to Mrs. Rahnavard’s mother’s home for a short visit with her ill mother.
The meeting was scheduled at a time that all the relatives had already left Mr. Kazemi’s home. The family and even Mrs. Rahnavard’s daughters have not been able to extend their condolences either in person or by phone to Mrs. Rahnavard on the passing of her father.