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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Face of Iran’s Opposition - An Insider Turned Agitator - NYTimes.com

 

By ROBERT F. WORTH

Published: June 17, 2009

TEHRAN — His followers have begun calling him “the Gandhi of Iran.” His image is carried aloft in the vast opposition demonstrations that have shaken Iran in recent days, his name chanted in rhyming verses that invoke Islam’s most sacred martyrs.

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Face of Iran’s Opposition - An Insider Turned Agitator - NYTimes.com

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