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.