Reza Shahabi is denied medical furlough

Posted on: October 6th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Although the doctors have recommended Reza Shahabi to be under hydrotherapy and physiotherapy the authorities do not allow him to go on a medical furlough.

 

This labor rights activist’s wife told to HRANA: “Reza Shahabi was moved to Tajrish hospital on Wednesday October 2nd and was returned to prison afterwards. The doctors recommended him not to be operated now.” (more…)

Reza Shahabi is in critical health condition

Posted on: July 24th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Reza Shahabi who is suffering from back and neck ache and blood pressure is not allowed to go to medical furlough by the authorities.

 

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Reza Shahabi, the member of syndicate of workers of Tehran and suburbs bus drivers’ board who is is ward 350 of Evin prison is suffering from back and neck pain and high blood pressure. (more…)

Six political prisoners started hunger strike in Evin

Posted on: July 20th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – 6 political prisoners of ward 350 of Evin prison have started hunger strike opposing the transfer of Said Matinpour to the solitaries of ward 240.

 

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Reza Shahbi Zakaria, Fereydun Seydi Rad, Soroush Sabet, Said Haeri, Vahid Ali Gholipour and Said Jalalifar have started hunger strike to protest against the transfer of Said Matinpour to the solitaries of ward 240 of Evin prison. (more…)

Three political prisoners were tried once more

Posted on: July 7th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Reza Shahabi the member of directors board of  Tehran bus company syndicate, Shiva Nazarahari the human rights activist and the student deprived of study continuation and Abdollah Ja’fari the political prisoners of ward 350 in Evin prison were tried under the name of absence during their vacations.

 

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the prisoners were tried by branch 1171 of the court on charge of  absence during their vacations and sentenced to cash fine. (more…)

Reza Shahabi returned to the prison

Posted on: April 16th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Reza Shahabi, the Labors rights activist returned to the Evin prison by the end of his vacation.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Reza Shahabi, the Labors rights activist and the member of the board of the Tehran Bus Workers Union was on the health vacation since January 7, 2013. (more…)

Labor activist allowed furlough, ends prison hunger strike

Posted on: January 8th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Iranian labor activist Reza Shahabi was given a five-day medical leave by Evin Prison authorities and has ended his hunger strike after 23 days.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the executive member of the Tehran transit drivers union was released late on the night of Monday January 7.

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Reza Shahabi, Iranian Imprisoned Labor Activist in Deteriorating Condition Due to Hunger Strike

Posted on: December 24th, 2012

HRANA News Agency – Last night, Reza Shahabi, an Iranian labor leader imprisoned since June 2010, was transferred to prison’s hospital due to low blood pressure. He  went on hunger strike on 17 Dec 2012 to protest against mistreatment by jail guards as well as prevention of his medical treatment by the judicial authorities. He Also refused medical treatment.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Reza Shahabi’s physical conditions have deteriorated. He has announced that he will refuse taking his medication and eating food until he is allowed to be transferred to a hospital outside prison for complete treatment.

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Reza Shahabi, Iranian Imprisoned labor Activist Begins Hunger Strike

Posted on: December 19th, 2012

HRANA News Agency – Reza Shahabi, an Iranian labor leader imprisoned since June 2010, went on hunger strike on 17 Dec 2012 to protest against mistreatment by jail guards as well as prevention of his medical treatment by the judicial authorities.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Reza Shahabi’s physical conditions have deteriorated. He has announced that he will refuse taking his medication and eating food until he is allowed to be transferred to a hospital outside prison for complete treatment.

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Amnesty‎: Iran- Releases of prisoners of conscience after pardon not enough

Posted on: August 18th, 2012

HRANA News Agency – Amnesty‎ International; Anyone held in Iran solely for the peaceful exercise of their human rights should immediately and unconditionally be released, Amnesty International has said, following the pardoning by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of at least 130 political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, from Tehran’s Evin Prison.

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Press Release: Reza Shahabi’s Condition Alarming

Posted on: December 1st, 2011

HRANA News Agency – The administrative office of Human Rights Activists in Iran has issued a press release to express concerns over Reza Shahabi’s condition in prison after this political prisoner began his hunger strike, and the news of his deteriorating health was reported.

Human Rights Activists in Iran has requested that the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations to pay immediate attention to this prisoner of conscience.Demanding immediate and unconditional release of the labor activist Reza Shahabi, this organization has also reminded the government of Iran that the freedom to form and participate in labor unions is an integral part of international obligations towards human rights.

Pointing out that the Islamic Republic of Iran has historically neglected the health and general well-being of political prisoners, Human Rights Activists in Iran has announced that this organization holds the government of Iran including the State Prisons System, the Judiciary Branch and the Intelligence Agency responsible for the health and life of Reza Shahabi.

This press release as published on the organization’s official web site contains the following:

Reza Shahabi is a labor activist and the board member of SWTSBC, the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company.He was also previously in charge of the labor committee of Human Rights Activists in Iran.On Saturday, June 12, 2010, four security agents arrested Reza Shahabi at work around 10:00am.Since then, he has been in temporary custody in a legal state of limbo.On Tuesday, November 22, 2011, Reza Shahabi began his open ended hunger strike to protest against the present conditions under which he has been incarcerated.

The current hunger strike is just another form of objection in a series of attempts made by Reza Shahabi to protest against being imprisoned illegally.On May 25, 2011, Reza Shahabi appeared in the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court in order to face charges filed against him.Although the presiding judge announced that a ruling would be issued within four days after the trial, Reza Shahabi still remains in a legal state of limbo indefinitely.

While locked up in Ward 209 of Evin Prison, Reza Shahabi has been in hunger strike several times in the past.He suffers from osteoarthritis, low blood pressure, and heart and liver problems.During his incarceration, the degenerative arthritis has resulted in the loss of control over the left side of his body such that physicians have strongly recommended immediate surgery for him.

Given Reza Shahabi’s serious medical problems threatening his life and the fact that there has been no news of him since he began his latest hunger strike, Human Rights Activists of Iran has become increasingly concerned about this political prisoner’s current condition.

Human Rights Activists of Iran announces that this labor activist has been in a legal state of limbo for nearly 18 months.According to Article 9, part 3 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, anyone arrested or detained on criminal charges shall be brought promptly before a judge and shall be entitled to a trial within a reasonable amount of time or must be released.Additionally, Article 32 of the Islamic Republic’s constitution strongly reiterates that the charges against an individual who has been detained must be formally given to him in writing, and within 24 hours, the initial case must be referred to the judicial officials in order to begin criminal proceeding as soon as possible.

Moreover, Reza Shahabi’s life has been endangered due to the lack of proper medical care during his incarceration.Such treatment is in violation of Article 22, Part II of Geneva Convention defining the rights of prisoners and Article 103 of the State Prisons System’s regulations requiring the availability of all necessary medical care to inmates who might have to be taken outside the prison to seek treatment.

Human Rights Activists in Iran hereby requests from the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations to pay immediate attention to this prisoner of conscience and his current condition.Human Rights Activists in Iran also demands immediate and unconditional release of the labor activist Reza Shahabi and reminds the government of Iran that the freedom to form and participate in labor unions is an integral part of international obligations towards human rights.

Since the Islamic Republic of Iran has historically neglected the health and general well-being of political prisoners, Human Rights Activists in Iran hereby holds the government of Iran including the State Prisons System, the Judiciary Branch and the Intelligence Agency responsible for the health and life of Reza Shahabi.

The Administrative Office of Human Rights Activists in Iran
November 29, 2011

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