Iran International:

Iran’s president killed in a helicopter crash Sunday was given a a grand send-off on Wednesday in Tehran with prayers led by the supreme leader.

Thousands of pro-regime supporters gathered in the Tehran University campus to pay their respects to the delegation who were all killed in a freak accident on the Azerbaijan border.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei led the prayers for the delegation which Included foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, due to be buried Thursday.

Dressed in black, attendees held photos of Raisi, a president whose tenure was marked by increasing authoritarian measures from hijab crackdowns to internet bans in addition to massive economic decline.

His legacy will remain one of brutality having been responsible for mass state-sanctioned killings in the 1980s. Thousands of dissidents were murdered and later, under Raisi’s presidency, more than 500 protesters were murdered by state forces during the uprising of 2022 and 2023 a record year for executions.

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