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TEHRAN, (Reuters) – An Iranian prosecutor called on Tuesday for “maximum punishment” of a leading reformer accused of acting against national security, a crime punishable by death in the Islamic Republic, an official news agency reported.

Saaed Hajjarian, disabled after an assassination attempt against him in 2000, was among several prominent reformers who were in the dock on Tuesday in Iran’s fourth mass trial of people accused of orchestrating post-election unrest.

“The prosecutor … called for maximum punishment for Hajjarian considering the importance of the case,” the official IRNA news agency reported from the trial.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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