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The Vahed Workers Syndicate raised serious concerns about Reza Shahabi’s health and general condition in Evin prison.

IASWI- August 2010: Two board members of Vahed Syndicate were arrested in June 2010. Saeed Torabian, who is also a public relations director of the Syndicate, was arrested on June 9th and released on heavy bail on July 20, 2010. Reza Shahabi, who is Syndicate's Treasurer, was arrested on June 12, 2010 and still imprisoned incommunicado. In a statement issued by Vahed Syndicate, serious concerns have been raised about Reza Shahabi's health and safety. The statement says:

"Reza Shahabi, a member of the board of directors of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed), was arrested and imprisoned on June 12, 2010,  and was only allowed to speak to his wife and children by telephone three times for the first month of his detention. In the telephone conversations with the family, he indicated that he suffered from neck and back injuries. Since then nobody has gained any information about his situation.

His family have approached the Public Prosecutor and the Court of First Instance several times. Also, his solicitor has contacted the Public Prosecutor's office, but has not received any news about Reza’s circumstances. Uncertainty about his situation has made his family anxious about his well-being.

The Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed), which was established to defend workers' basic rights, condemns the arrest and the denial of information about its member and demands his immediate and unconditional release.

With the hope of peace and justice for the whole world.

The Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company"

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Sample Protest Letter:

Free Tehran bus workers' leaders now

Free all jailed workers now 

I (we) am (are) writing this to demand an immediate freedom of all imprisoned representatives and members of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company.

As of this time, three leaders and elected representatives of Vahed Syndicate are in prison:. Mansour Osanloo, Syndicate's president of the board of director (serving five year jail sentence since 2007, Ebrahim Madadi, Vice-President (serving 3.5 year jail sentence since late 2007); and Reza Shahabi, Treasurer (arrested on June 12, 2010).

Mr. Saeed Torabian, Public Relations director of the Syndicate was arrested and detained on June 9, 2010 and released on heavy bail on July 20, 2010. Mr. Torabian is charged with "acting against national security" and "propaganda against the system".  In addition, Mr. Osanloo has been subject to harassment and been put on trial recently at Karaj Revolutionary court with a new chare of "connection with the opponents of the system". All this while he has been in prison for more than three years.  

I (we) demands immediate and unconditional freedom of Osanloo, Madadi and Shahabi. I (we) condemn this new round of attack against Tehran bus workers' union and the continuous gross attacks on human and workers’ rights in Iran. I (we) demand the immediate and unconditional freedom of all labour activists and political prisoners and call on the government to respect the right to organize, assemble and freedom of association and expression.  

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CC: info@workers-iran.org

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