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