Iran: protests at funeral of prominent dissident

Iranian authorities have acknowledged that at least three protesters who were jailed after the countries disputed presidential elections in June, were beaten to death in prison. A military court announced that 12 prison officials had been charged with murder and other crimes. Opposition leaders say at least 73 people are known to have been killed in the unrest. The government has given varying totals, from 17 to 30.  More protests are taking place as tens of thousands of mourners arrived in Iran’s holy city of Qom for the funeral of the most senior dissident cleric. Iranian authorities have barred foreign media from covering the processions for Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri. Reports are emerging that police have clashed with reformist protesters. Read more here