The secular ideology of this Shia cleric is that the Hidden Imam is the only one who has the legitimate competence to rule and pass judgment based on Islam, not the Supreme Leader and other self pro-claimed Marjas (Council of Guardian) who have the ultimate power in Iran, one after the other above the mostly symbolic president and parliament.Prediction: he will be granted a last minute reprieve and be allowed to quietly retire to a villa in Qom where he will live out his days in relatively comfortable house arrest. The Mullahs do not want yet another Martyr.
Doubt they will pardon him or let him live. The current Ahmadi-Nejad admin wants people like him dead not a continuing sore source of discontent should there be a future power shift. This might be different had there been an uprising at the time of his arrest. He called for people to rise in support at the time but nobody came. Thus the current clerics have no fear of any major upset at his death.
Unlike the pre-revolution fallacy that kept Khomeini alive - “don’t want to create a martyr” which resulted in the horrific current situation in Iran, had he been “removed with prejudice” while in France, Iran would not be suffering the clerics today.
Though it might be under Marxist rule since the Mullahs stole the revolution out of the mouth of the Marxist-Islamist Mojaheddins. The Islamist part was purely a cover for their Communist activites, orchestrated directly out of the Soviet embassy in Tehran.