Abolhassan Banisadr was dismissed by the Iranian parliament in 1981 for opposing late supreme leader Khomeini. File photo: AP
Abolhassan Banisadr was dismissed by the Iranian parliament in 1981 for opposing late supreme leader Khomeini. File photo: AP
Iran

Iran’s first president Abolhassan Banisadr dies in Paris

  • Banisadr, the country’s first leader after the 1979 Islamic revolution, died in a Paris hospital from long illness
  • The 88-year-old had been living in exile in France since 1981 after he was dismissed by parliament for opposing late supreme leader Khomeini

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Abolhassan Banisadr was dismissed by the Iranian parliament in 1981 for opposing late supreme leader Khomeini. File photo: AP
Abolhassan Banisadr was dismissed by the Iranian parliament in 1981 for opposing late supreme leader Khomeini. File photo: AP
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