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12/20/2009

Iran's Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri dies

December 20, 2009 | 11:04 am

Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, one of Iran's most senior dissident clerics, a staunch defender of the nation's opposition movement as well as a learned theologian and pillar of the Islamic Revolution 31 years ago, has died. He was 87.

You can find the complete story by special correspondent Ramin Mostaghim here. And there will be more coverage later at latimes.com.

-- Keith Thursby

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