Iranian cleric wants death sentence for demonstration leaders

A senior Iranian cleric called on the judiciary Friday to impose death sentences on the leaders of the recent protests against alleged fraud in the June 12 presidential election.

‘I call on the judiciary for a decisive confrontation with the leaders of these illegal demonstrations and ask for capital punishment against them without any mercy,’ Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, who is close to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said at Friday prayers.

Iran has seen numerous street demonstrations since Ahmadinejad was declared the winner of the election by an unexpectedly large margin.


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