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6/3/01

Imprisoned dissident Sheikh Ali Tehrani attempts suicide - paper

Tehran, June 3, IRNA -- A jailed dissident at the Evin prison attempted to commit suicide last Thursday morning, but was saved after prison wardens took him to a Tehran hospital, the Persian daily Kayhan said on Sunday.

Sheikh Ali Tehrani who fled to Iraq during the Iraqi-imposed war of 1980-1988 has already attempted to commit suicide, but was saved each time due to the vigilance of prison wardens, the paper said quoting informed sources.

According to Kayhan, Tehrani is currently under treatment and his general condition has been reported as satisfactory.

Tehrani who used to launch smear propaganda campaign against the Islamic Republic on Iraqi media during the war, returned to Iran in

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