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Iran: Death of trade unionist must trigger action to tackle appalling prison conditions

, Index number: MDE 13/2508/2015

The announcement of an investigation into the death in custody in September 2015 of trade unionist and prisoner of conscience Shahrokh Zamani is welcome, but it must be carried out impartially and independently. It should also trigger action by the Iranian authorities to tackle the deplorable prison conditions in Iran, as well as the practice of denying prisoners access to medical care, a pattern which Amnesty International has documented.

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