Activist mothers and relatives of political prisoners managed to hold a memorial ceremony in Tabriz,
capital of Eastern Azerbaijan Province (northwest Iran), for the slain labor activist Shahrokh Zamani, despite threats of clampdown by the Intelligence Ministry.
On Friday, September 9, 2016, a large group of women and labor activists gathered in Vadi Rahmat Cemetery of Tabriz to pay tribute to the late Shahrokh Zamani.
Shahrokh Zamani, labor activist and political prisoner, was found dead in Gohardasht Prison, in suspicious circumstances on September 13, 2015. His cellmates found his lifeless body in his bed with bloody mouth and bruised head. Before his dead, he had written a note indicating that he had been threatened directly and indirectly by the Dept. of Intelligence. “My death in prison under whatever pretext is caused by the officials.”