Iran Press Watch was deeply saddened by the sudden and suspicious death of one of the founders of Human Rights Activists News Agency and its editor, Seyed Jamal Hosseini. Jamal was a noble champion of human rights in Iran and an indefatigable pioneer of the field, in the face of the relentless pressure of the Iranian government against him and his journalist colleagues. He inspired thousands of Persians to fight for the rights of religious and ethnic minorities and prisoners of conscience, and his example will continue to inspire many more. He contributed greatly to the betterment of his homeland of Iran during his short time on earth.
At this time of sorrow, we extend our deepest condolences to his entire family, friends and colleagues, and hope for them to be given the patience and endurance needed to overcome such a major loss.