The 36-year-old Mohammadi is believed to have died on July 30. He was on the fifth day of a hunger strike. Coroners are determining the cause of death.
Mohammadi was arrested during a student protest in 1999 and has been in jail since.
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Women In Iran
Women in Tehran (epa file photo)
CALLING FOR MORE RIGHTS: Although women played key roles in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, the place of women in post-revolutionary society has been a vexing question. Iranian women have struggled to bring attention to their calls for greater rights in their country's rigid theocratic system, calls that have often clashed with the values proclaimed by conservatives in society. (more)
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