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 Relatives of Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri mourn next to his body on...
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Relatives of Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri mourn next to his body on Dec. 20, 2009 in the holy city of Qom. "The security forces only showed restraint for the first 24 hours after his death," his son, Saeed Montazeri, told SPIEGEL in an interview. "Immediately after the funeral, they began rioting in front of my father's house and insulting him with chants."