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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mehdi Karroubi, Lone Cleric, Emerges to Defy Iran's Leaders

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia A short midlevel cleric, with a neat white beard and a clergyman's calm bearing, Mehdi Karroubi has watched from his home in Tehran in recent months as his aides have been arrested, his offices raided, his newspaper shut down. He himself has been threatened with arrest and, indirectly, the death penalty.

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