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    Iran's civil and military leaders yesterday (Monday) attended the state funeral of Lieutenant General Ziaoddin Farsio, chairman of the country's military tribunals.

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    Iran's civil and military leaders yesterday (Monday) attended the state funeral of Lieutenant General Ziaoddin Farsio, chairman of the country's military tribunals. He was shot in a Teheran street last Wednesday (7 April) and dies early on Sunday.

    The Prime Minister, Amir Abbas Hoveida, other cabinet ministers, the military commander and high officials attended the ceremony. The army provided a band guard of honour.

    The general was hit by six machine-gun bullets when unknown gunmen fired at him and his 16-year-old son Farzad as they were leaving their home. Farzad was hit by two bullets but survived. The police hunt for the assailants was continuing.

    SYNOPSIS: In Teheran, a state funeral has been held for Lieutenant-General Ziaoddin Farsio, who was hit by machine-gun fire as he left his home a week ago. His widow was among the mourners. The Chief of Staff represented the military authority.

    The 52-year-old general was chairman of Iran's military tribunals. The Shah promoted him to Lieutenant-General as he lay dying in Teheran's military hospital. His sixteen-year-old son was also shot but survived.

    The Prime Minister, Amir Abbas Hoveida, and members of the cabinet paid their last tributes...

    ...followed by members of the armed services.

    Then the coffin was carried in procession for one kilometre (nearly a mile) through the streets of the capital.

    Police have offered 47,000 pounds sterling (112,000 dollars) for information leading to the capture of the nine gunmen through to have carried out the attack. The general was hit by six machine-gun bullets fired from a speeding car. An Information Ministry spokesman said the attack was made by foreign-inspired fugitives wanted for murder and sabotage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2493KLILI3T836S37C43Z4E2M
    Media URN:
    VLVA2493KLILI3T836S37C43Z4E2M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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