IRAN: A Nation on Trial

Bazargan lectures his mentor, and women march for their rights

The Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini, 78, and Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan, 71, had another showdown last week. Following days of equal-rights demonstrations by thousands of angry Iranian women and more secret trials that resulted in summary executions, Bazargan took to the air waves for an hourlong television and radio address that spared no one, least of all Khomeini, the acknowledged leader of the Iranian revolution. The Prime Minister denounced the secret trials as "unreligious and inhuman," charging that they made the new...

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