Monday, July 31, 2006

Iranian activist dies in prison after hunger strike

BBC- An Iranian student leader has died in jail while on a hunger strike to demand his release.

Akbar Mohammadi was first arrested in 1999 after clashes between the security forces and students at Tehran University.

He was freed last year but was recently rearrested and began his fast.

Authorities say they are investigating the cause of his death. They say Mr Mohammadi was under the care of a doctor in jail.