Iran sacks three prison officials following activist's death
The prisons director for the province of Tehran, Mostafa Mohebi, was replaced, along with two unnamed prison officials, the hard-line Mashregh news site said.
The move followed a report by a fact-finding committee on the death of Alireza Shirmohammadali, a 21-year-old activist sentenced to eight years in prison over insulting the country's Islamic rulers and identity.
Fellow inmates in the prison had reportedly assaulted and killed Shirmohammadali with a handmade knife and piece of ceramic.
The death of Shirmohammadali, the only child of a poor single mother, prompted outcry among Iranian activists and lawmakers.