The funeral ceremony of Kiumars Pourahmad

This faction included supporters of the Society of Militant Clergy (SMC), religious leaders and members of the Guardianship Council. Many members of this group belonged to the older generation and adhered to a traditional jurisprudence which condemns cultural pluralism as an instrument of the ‘imperialist West’. Among some of them may also have prevailed the fear for a political change, which would have endangered their positions of power.