Iranian opposition activist Ezatollah Sahabi, head of the reformist National-Religious Movement of Iran, died of stroke Tuesday in a Tehran hospital at the age of 81.
Ezzatollah Sahabi was an Iranian scholar, humanitarian, democracy activist, politician and former parliament member. He was famous for his political-economical social analysis, and also for the many years of imprisonment in both the pre-revolution and post-revolution eras. He was leader of Nationalist-Religious Coalition from 2003 until his death in May 2011.
May he rest in peace!
Detained Iranian activist denied hospital visit with father - Tehran's prosecutor has refused to allow detained Iranian activist Haleh Sahabi to visit her father in hospital. Haleh Sahabi was arrested in 2009 during a demonstration in front of the parliament that was protesting the inauguration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was announced winner of the presidential race amidst allegations of vote fraud. She is currently serving a 2-year sentence.
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