Jailed Iranian labour activist Shahrokh Zamani was found dead in Rejaishahr Prison by other inmates. HRANA and Kaleme websites report that his death was “sudden” and preliminary reports indicate that it was caused by a stroke.
Zamani’s body was found on Sunday September 13 when other inmates tried to wake him up for the morning walk in the prison yard.
A founding member of the Committee for the Establishment of Independent trade Unions for Construction Workers and Painters, Shahrokh Zamani was arrested in Tabriz in June of 2011 and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
He was charged with establishing an anti-regime group as well as assembly and collusion against national security.
Zamani had gone on hunger strikes for long periods on several occasions to protest his arrest and poor prison conditions.