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Tehran residents demonstrate over land seizures
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posted April 30, 2001 10:59
TEHRAN, April 29 (AFP) - Residents of Tehran gathered in the north of the
capital Saturday to protest at the seizure of their land by a powerful
state religious foundation, the official IRNA agency reported.
The owners of land in Tehran's northern residential sector of Evin, showed
their displeasure after learning that their property was no longer theirs
but belonged to "Astan-e-Ghods Razavi," a religious foundation based in
the eastern province of Khorassan.
"Years ago we bought these lands from the town hall and now Astan-e-Ghods
A Tehran court confirmed in March that the land belonged to the foundation.
Its spokesman for property said "all the lands of Evin were offered to the
IRNA said that a meeting between the two sides will be held at the Tehran
Astan-e-Ghods Razavi is an old and wealthy foundation that looks after the
All times are PT (US)
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