Reza Shahabi ends his hunger strike

After 50 days of hunger strike following his imprisonment, Reza Shahabi conditionally ended his hunger strike on September 27th.

Reza Shahabi, a member of the Executive Committee of the Trade Union of the Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company began his hunger strike protest on August 8th as he entered Rejai Shahr prison in Karaj. He was protesting about the legality of his case and prison conditions.

Reza Shahabi conditionally ended his hunger strike at 9pm on September 27th after a high-ranking security official of the Iranian regime, in the presence of his family, promised to deal with his demands.

Reza Shahabi needs immediate and comprehensive medical care to deal with the injuries he sustained during his arrest and interrogation, as well as many problems that have resulted from his long hunger strike.

There had been calls from many international and Iranian labour organisations – including his own trade union, The Trade Union of the Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company – on Reza Shahabi to end his hunger strike. His family and friends had also appealed to him to stop the hunger strike.

The Iranian regime bears full responsibility for Reza Shahabi’s illegal and vindictive detention. Therefore his deteriorating health is also the responsibility of this vicious dictatorship.

Free all jailed workers and labour activists now!

Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign
28 September 2017

See also: Reza Shahabi: back in jail!
Demonstration outside the Majles in support of Reza Shahabi
Vahed Drivers’ Peaceful Protest For Reza Shahabi’s Release
Reza Shahabi on the 50th day of his hunger strike

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