Labor activist Reza Shahabi awaits surgery

HRANA News Agency – Labor activist Reza Shahabi awaits surgery while recovering from his prolonged hunger strike. Reza Shahabi is the board member of SWTSBC, the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company.

On Saturday, July 12, 2014, Shahabi was transferred from Rejai Shahr Prison to Imam Khomeini Hospital. Since then he has been waiting to regain his physical strength to undergo surgery. “The surgeon has postponed the operation until Reza is strong enough,” a family member says.

The Appeals Court has sentenced Shahabi to serve four years in prison. He has been banned from participating in labor organizations for five years and fined approximately $3,000.

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