Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Iran's Top Dissident Cleric, Dies at 87

By Deena Bustillo on
Grand Ayatollah Ali Montazeri has died at 87, sources report. He spoke out and called Iran's contentious election in June fraudulent, and was part of the 1979 Islamic revolution and was often in disagreement with the current clerical leadership -- even referring to it as a "dictatorship." He event spent 5 years on house arrest until 2002. In 1989, Montazeri was supposed to succeed the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini upon his death, but after many disagreements, he was overlooked. When...Read Full Story