Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dissident Ayatollah Dies

The Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, an Iranian dissident who had been placed under house arrest, has died. He was 87.

Montazeri, who had been slated to become the chief ayatollah of Iran before suffering a falling out with the last top cleric - Ayatollah Khomeini - died in his sleep.

Iranian reformists were expected to return to the streets again - this time to mourn Montazeri's death.



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