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Reza Shahabi is forced to return to prison

 2nd Update: Reza Shahabi was not admitted into Rajaee Shahr Prison and told to return tomorrow morning

August 8, 2017 – Reza Shahabi, accompanied by family and colleagues, entered into Rajai Shahr Prison in the afternoon of August 8, 2017; however, 45 minutes after his arrival in prison, the Rajai Shahr prison authorities refused his admission due to technical matters and the closure of their admission office. Reza was told to return in the morning of August 9th. This is while the prosecutor’s office had threatened Reza that he either had to be in prison today or his bail collateral would be seized. The whole process has been extremely stressful for Shahabi and his family as they have been under mounting pressures to force him to return to the prison.

More updates on Reza Shahabi’s situation will be issued soon.

International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI)
August 8, 2017
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Reza Shahabi forced to return to prison today

Reza Shahabi, the Treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Vahed Syndicate), has been returned to Rajai Shahr Prison today, August 8, 2017, due to the prosecutor’s office’s action to seize the property-based bail collateral.

Reza Shahabi was sentenced to six years imprisonment and payment of seven million and five hundred thousand toman in cash and five years of ban of union activities by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. He had spent most of his time in prison, and then due to injuries sustained as a result of torture during the detention, he was on a medical leave. But according to a statement from the Vahed Syndicate, the prosecutor’s office claims that he has not been approved for three months of his medical leave and thus his collateral will be seized. The property was offered in place of bail money by a friend of Shahabi to secure his medical leave. Shahabi has also been threatened to pay the above fine or will have to spend additional 355 days in prison after serving the remaining three months.

IASWI strongly condemns the continued persecution of Reza Shahabi while the Islamic Republic of Iran had claimed to the ILO that Shahabi has been freed. We demand Shahabi’s immediate an unconditional freedom.

International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI)
August 8, 2017
[email protected]
www.workers-iran.org;
www.etehadbinalmelali.com
Face book: https://www.facebook.com/IASWI 
https://twitter.com/IASWIinfo

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