Thursday, 9 December 2010

Fear for life of jailed Iran unionist, Reza Shahabi, on 6th day of dry hunger strike

The condition of jailed board member of Tehran's bus workers' union is described as extremely serious as he nears the end of the 6th day of his dry hunger strike in protest against his continued detention. In a letter to the world's trade unions and human rights organisations, Shahabi's family have raised the alarm about his health, calling for urgent international action to force the Iranian authorities to release him immediately. Shahabi was arrested in June 2010 and continues to be detained despite the fact that his family have provided the onerous bails demanded. Concerns for his health are particularly high as Shahabi already suffers from multiple medical problems. To follow: Text of the letter by members of Shahabi's family.

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