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IRAN: Defiant photo shows a persevering movement, despite government repression

July 20, 2010 |  7:13 am


Even though streets are relatively quiet, the opposition movement that erupted following the disputed, allegedly fraudulent 2009 reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continues to live on, quietly trying to gather steam.

The photo above was posted to the Persian-language opposition website Tahavol Sabz. It shows Parvin Fahim, the mother of Sohrab Aarabi, who was allegedly killed by pro-government militiamen amid the protests that followed the election, meeting with former prisoners of the Kahrizak detention center, where detainees were allegedly tortured. 

Fahim, at center, and the others hold up the "V" symbol of Iran's opposition movement.

-- Los Angeles Times