Reza Shahabi sends a New Year message of thanks from his
Reza Shahabi the imprisoned
worker in Ward 209 of Evin Prison, who has been incarcerated for nearly
seven months now, only because of his advocacy for independent workers
organizations in Iran, has issued a New Year's message of thanks from his
To workers and workers'
Organizations throughout the world!
On the occasion of the coming
New Year, year 2011, I would like to extend my congratulations to all my
beloved co-workers and fellow-workers throughout the world.
While me and my fellow
workers have been incarcerated due to our advocacy of workers' rights in
Iran, and because of our demands for creation of independent workers'
organizations in Iran, many workers' organizations throughout the world
have rallied in our support, and have condemned the treatment we have
received in jail.
Also, while I was on my hunger
strike, I received a multitude of support from workers and their
organizations throughout the world. I would like to acknowledge and thank
all of you for your messages of solidarity.
Hopefully through our
solidarity we shall be able to overcome all obstacles in achieving our
goals of justice, freedom and equality, and through our daily efforts
transcend Capitalism and achieve what rightly belongs to us.
I wish for a day when all of
us will be able to live a decent and humane life, without any wars or
In the end I wish all of you
a happy New Near, full of success, health and unity. I warmly shake all
Ward 209, Evin Prison, Tehran
December 26, 2010
5th of Day, 1389
Translated by IASWI,