Monday, December 21, 2009

Death of a Dissident Cleric

Iran's leading dissident cleric, Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, has died.  Along with alleg with allegtions that three students were beaten to death in jail in the summer, if offers more chances for protest movements.  there seems to be a widening fissure between the hard liners and those who would like to treat the protests more moderately, and Khamanei, the power figure in Iran, seems to waber between the two groups.

Posted via web from reannon's posterous

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