Afshin Osanloo, an Iranian workers’ organiser, has died in Rajai-Shahr prison in the city of Karaj.
He suffered a heart attack. He was 42 years old and had no previous history of health problems. It is widely suspected that his death was caused by the torture he suffered during his imprisonment since December 2010.
Afshin’s brother, Mansour, is also a prominent trade union leader who suffered imprisonment and torture in the notorious Evin prison.
The International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran is running an online appeal calling for justice for Afshin and the release of other political prisoners.