Iranian journalist and veteran activist Hoda Saber (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) started a hunger strike in jail on 2 June. He has died of a heart attack at the hospital.
Mr Saber was in his 50s and had served several prison terms since 2000. He was arrested on 22 June 2009, following the disputed presidential election which saw the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
According to opposition website Kaleme.com : “Security forces on Friday transferred him from Evin prison to Modarres hospital due to cardiac complication induced by his hunger strike.
“But the damage of the cardiac complication… was too severe.”
His death was confirmed by his sister who said she “identified the body at the hospital”.
Mr Saber began his hunger strike in order to protest about the death of opposition figure Haleh Sahabi, who died on 1 June during an incident at the funeral of her activist father, Ezatollah Sahabi who died of a stroke on 30 May, at the age of 81.
She had been allowed out of prison in order to attend the ceremony and reports say that died of a heart attack after being hit by security forces.
But Iranian officials denied clashes with security had taken place at Ezatollah Sahabi’s funeral.