Posted by: bahareiran | December 10, 2010

Jailed labor activist in critical condition after going on dry hunger strike

Jailed labor activist Reza Shahabi went on a dry hunger strike on Saturday December 4 in protest to his condition and is in critical condition.

This labor activist who is a member of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company Union was arrested on June 12, 2010 in his place of work and is suffering from problems and pain in his back and shoulder and from a mouth and tooth infection because of the mental and physical pressure he is subjected to in prison.

The left side of his body has also gone numb because of his hunger strike.

Despite the fact that a letter for his release was issue two months ago, security and judicial forces have said that they have lost his legal files and refuse to answer questions in this regard to put pressure on him and his family. The Revolutionary Court and the second branch of the court in Evin Prison both say that they do not have his legal files. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – Dec. 6, 2010)

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