2011/06/01

Iranian activist dies at her father's funeral

The daughter of a prominent veteran Iranian dissident has died after reportedly scuffling with security forces at his funeral.

Haleh Sahabi, 54, also an opposition activist and women's rights campaigner, had been allowed out of prison to attend the funeral of her father, Ezatollah Sahabi, on Wednesday. She fell to the ground in the scuffle and died of a cardiac arrest, according to the opposition website Kaleme. guardian

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