Shahrokh Zamani

Brief biography

Source: HRANA and WAC (Iran).
Translation: Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network and Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign.
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Shahrokh Zamani was born in Tabriz, the capital of Iran's East Azerbaijan Province, in 1963. He was a painter and decorator by trade and was active in the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Free Labour Organisations in Iran and attempts to re-launch the painters' union.

Shahrokh Zamani was arrested in Tabriz on June 4th 2011, and without being made aware of the charges against him, was sentenced to 11 years in prison. During his second hunger strike, which lasted 50 days, he lost 24 kilograms in weight. The Iranian regime would not even allow Shahrokh to attend his mother’s funeral or his only daughter’s wedding. The particularly harsh treatment of Shahrokh Zamani was undoubtedly due to his uncompromising belief in the Leninist concept of the vanguard party of the proletariat.

On September 13th 2015 he died in Karaj's Rejai Shahr prison under suspicious circumstances. His cell-mates have said that he had “black and bruised” areas on his body.


Last updated on: 3 October 2016