Cleric’s Death, Torture Case Jolt Iran

Iran’s opposition on Sunday seized upon the death of one of the Islamic republic’s founding fathers, a revered ayatollah who was also a fierce critic of the nation’s leadership, to take to the streets in mourning: in time, Ayatollah Ali Montazeri gained a large spiritual following because of his advocacy of reform inside the Islamic Republic and his calls for more democracy.

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