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RMT demands immediate release of Tehran bus union treasurer Reza Shahabi

RMT press release

Transport union RMT today expressed its deep concern at the continued imprisonment of sick Iranian prisoner Reza Shahabi, treasurer of our sister organisation the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, otherwise known as the Vahed union.

Reza Shahabi has been incarcerated for over two and a half years. His physical condition has deteriorated recently, following a surgery to his neck and spine. It is now reported that Raza has begun a hunger strike.

Against medical advice, Reza was sent back to Evin prison in August this year. After being denied a transfer to a hospital for proper
treatment, Shahabi has been refusing food since 17th December. His health has also been significantly affected by the severe beatings and mistreatment he has received.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

“Reza Shahabi must be released immediately and RMT is joining with our colleagues at the ITF to publicise his case and to fight for both his freedom and for free trade union rights across Iran.”



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