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Friday, 12 April, 2002, 13:15 GMT 14:15 UK
Veteran Iranian reformer dies

The prominent Iranian reformist, and veteran politician, Yadollah Sahabi, has died of a brain haemorrhage in a Teheran hospital. He was 96.

Yadollah Sahabi was a close associate of the former prime minister, Mehdi Barzagan, serving in his government following the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

The two men jointly founded the now banned Freedom Movement of Iran.

His son, Ezzatollah Sahabi, was among 60 liberal dissidents arrested last year, charged with trying to overthrow the Islamic republic; he was later released.

Yadollah Sahabi was also an active campaigner for the nationalisation of the Iranian oil industry in the 1950s.

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