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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.