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December 21, 2009
Protests mark funeral for reformist Iranian cleric

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri was one of the leaders of the Iranian revolution three decades ago. But he became a fierce critic of the hard-line regime and said that recent elections were a fraud.

Today, a funeral for the 87-year-old dissident cleric turned into a massive protest against the Iranian authorities.

Ervand Abrahamian, a professor of history at the City University of New York, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the significance of the protests.

And, Nazanine Sadri of Al Jazeera English reports on Montazeri’s life.

For more, view our Voices of Iran extended coverage page and listen to our online radio show on Baha’i faith and modern Iran.

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#3

“Reformist cleric” is a contradiction in terms. Let’s not forget (lose focus) what atrocities these “clerics” have commited.They are all woven from the same strand.They are Arabs not Persian!

#2

The great Iranian people are fighting for freedom and liberty all alone. My heart goes out to them.

#1

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