Official websites of two senior religious figures, Grand Ayatollah’s Sanei and Bayat-Zanjani, were banned by the government. Grand Ayatollahs Sanei and Bayat-Zanjani are among the most respected Marajeh (senior clerics who can issue fatwa and have many followers that look up to them as references) who have been critics of the government, especially following the brutal crackdown of the peaceful protests of people in the aftermath of the rigged tenth presidential elections.
Grand Ayatollah Yousef Sanei
Also, it is being reported that Ayatollah Dastgheib’s website is being blocked in Iran. Of the Ayatollah’s supporting the reformists, he is the most outspoken critic of the government and recently has taken aim at Khamenei. We expect more retaliation from the regime directed at Dastgheib and his Mosque.
Grand Ayatollah Asadollah Bayat-Zanjani
Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Mohammad Dastgheib