Shahrokh Zamani

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Shahrokh Zamani was an Iranian union activist.[1][2] He died on September 13, 2015 due to the consequences of long-term hunger strikes while imprisoned at Rajaee Shahr Prison.[3] He was a member of the provisional board for reopening of House-Painter Workers’ Union and the Follow-up Committee to Set-up Free Labor Organizations and was a communist and revolutionary labour right activist from the people of Azerbaijan who was imprisoned in Rajai Shahr prison, died at 3 PM on September 13th 2015 in Rajai Shahr prison because of a stroke. He has already been arrested several times because of his activism in defending the workers’ rights, especially the right to provide social insurance and unemployment insurance for dyers. He was arrested again in the city of Tabriz, on June 8, 2011, on charges of “inciting against the regime. He was sentenced to 11 years in jail, and was retired in September 2013, in a sham trial on charges of “insulting the leader, and was sentenced to extra 6 months in jail. “Shahrokh Zamani” was unjustly jailed after trials lacking justice, and killed as a prisoner in the custody of Iranian authorities. The Iranian authorities hold the legal responsibility for the murder of activist Shahrukh Zamani, whereas he was killed inside the prisons of those authorities, and there is strong evidence that refers to the possibility of his assassination, including his diary, in which he wrote that he was being threatened with death by using poison or by prisoners motivated by the intelligence service.[4]

This labor activist formerly had been arrested in 1993, on charges of illegal activities in the painters’ union and was imprisoned for about 18 months.[5]

Shahrokh Zamani, a member of the Board of Directors and the Board Committee for the Establishment of Independent Trade Unions to Reopen the Union of Construction Workers and Painters, was held in political prisoners’ ward in Rajai Shahr prison, serving his fifth year of imprisonment without any leave.

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  1. ^ "IRAN: DEATH OF TRADE UNIONIST MUST TRIGGER ACTION TO TACKLE APPALLING PRISON CONDITIONS". Amnesty International. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Jailed Iranian Union Activist Reportedly Dies In Prison". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2016 – via Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.
  3. ^ "Imprisoned Labor Activist Dies of Stroke after Being Denied Medical Care". International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Shahrokh Zamani on day 29 of hunger strike". 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  5. ^ "A Report About Shahrokh Zamani's Death In Rajai Shahr Prison". 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2016-06-27.