It is with great sadness I write to inform you that Ali-Reza Nasab, known as Behzad Kazemi, after six days of struggle for his life, passed away as a result of meningitis and encephalitis. He passed away on Friday 23 April at 1pm.
Labour movement activists across the globe have lost a great comrade. AliReza was a long standing socialist and activist of the Iranian Labour movement.
He was an active member of International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI). He also was the main organiser of a web page in Farsi that publishes updated information and research work of socialism world-wide.
IASWI lost one of its great comrades.
Cathy Nugent and Mark Osborn add:
Ali was an Iranian Trotskyist whom we worked with for many years. He was interviewed in Solidarity at the beginning of the struggles in North Africa, but we never got the chance to discuss more recently.
His health has not been good in recent years but he was always seemed to be the person who drove the Iranian Trotskyists to stay organised and "keep the faith".