Jamal Hosseiny

Jamal Hosseiny, the editor-in-chief of the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), was found dead at his home in Turkey. HRANA reports that on Tuesday August 5, Turkish police discovered Hosseiny’s lifeless body behind his desk at his home with drops of blood on his face and other parts of the house.

The cause of Hosseiny’s sudden death has not yet been announced and police are investigating.

The 34-year-old journalist and human rights activist was one of the founders of the Human Rights Activists of Iran. He lived in Turkey as a refugee and reportedly had difficulty accessing medical services.

HRANA was launched by the Human Rights Activists of Iran in 2009.