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Iranian activist dies at her father's funeral

Reuters reports from Tehran, Iran:

The daughter of a prominent veteran Iranian dissident died on Wednesday after a scuffle broke out with security forces at his funeral, opposition website Kaleme reported.

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

The semi-official Fars news agency confirmed Sahabi's death but denied there had been a clash with police and accused the opposition movement of seeking to politicize the incident. Continue reading.