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The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union: Reza Shahabi must be released immediately and unconditionally

The AMWU respectfully calls upon the Iranian authorities to release Mr Shahabi immediately and unconditionally as he is a prisoner of conscience held solely for his peaceful trade union activities. In addition, we respectfully request that Mr Shahabi is given without further delay access to the medical treatment required for his condition, and that this treatment be provided outside of prison. We respectfully urge you to undertake these actions without delay, to ensure that Mr Shahabi’s condition does not further deteriorate.

 

12 November, 2013

Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei The Office of the Supreme Leader Islamic Republic Street – End of Shahid Keshvar Doust Street Tehran ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
Email: info [email protected]
Your Excellency,
Re: Mr Reza Shahabi

It has come to the attention of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (the AMWU) that Mr Reza Shahabi has been imprisoned for legitimate trade union activity.

He is serving a six-year prison sentence in Section 350 of Evin Prison, after being convicted in April 2012 of “gathering and colluding against state security” and “spreading propaganda against the system” by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, charges connected to his trade union activities.
He has also been fined 70 million riais (US$5,700) and banned from all trade union activities for five years.

The AMWU respectfully calls upon the Iranian authorities to release Mr Shahabi immediately and unconditionally as he is a prisoner of conscience held solely for his peaceful trade union activities.

In addition, we respectfully request that Mr Shahabi is given without further delay access to the medical treatment required for his condition, and that this treatment be provided outside of prison.

We respectfully urge you to undertake these actions without delay, to ensure that Mr Shahabi’s condition does not further deteriorate.

Yours sincerely

ANDREW DETTMER

NATIONAL PRESIDENT

-Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union Registered as AFMEPKIU National Office Level 2 251 Queensberry Street Carlton South VIC 3053 Telephone: 03 923G 5888 Facsimile: 03 9230 5887 [email protected]

12 November, 2013

Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani c/- Public Relations Office Number 4, 2 Azizi Street Intersection Tehran ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
Email: infoAdadiran.ir (FAO Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani) Your Excellency,
Re: Mr Reza Shahabi

It has come to the attention of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (the AMWU) that Mr Reza Shahabi has been imprisoned for legitimate trade union activity.

He is serving a six-year prison sentence in Section 350 of Evin Prison, after being convicted in April 2012 of “gathering and colluding against state security” and “spreading propaganda against the system” by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, charges connected to his trade union activities.
He has also been fined 70 million rials (US$5,700) and banned from all trade union activities for five years.

The AMWU respectfully calls upon the Iranian authorities to release Mr Shahabi immediately and unconditionally as he is a prisoner of conscience held solely for his peaceful trade union activities.

In addition, we respectfully request that Mr Shahabi is given without further delay access to the medical treatment required for his condition, and that this treatment be provided outside of prison.

We respectfully urge you to undertake these actions without delay, to ensure that Mr Shahabi’s condition does not further deteriorate.

Yours sincerely

ANDREW DETTMER

NATIONAL PRESIDENT

Cc: H.E. Mahmoud Babaei Ambassador of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Canberra
-Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Registered as AFMEPKIU National Office Level 2 251 Queensberry Street Carlton South VIC 3053 Telephone: 03 9230 5888 Facsimile: 03 9230 5887 [email protected]

12 November, 2013

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani The Presidency Pasteur Street, Pasteur Square Tehran ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
Email: [email protected]
Your Excellency,
Re: Mr Reza Shahani

With our compliments, please find attached copies of two letters to His Excellency the Leader of the Islamic Republic and His Excellency the Head of the Judiciary.

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union seeks that Mr Shahani receive medical assistance urgently and that he be released from prison.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Yours sincerely

ANDREW DETTMER

NATIONAL PRESIDENT

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Registered as AFMEPKIU National Office Level 2 251 Queensberry Street Carlton South VIC 3053 Telephone: 03 9230 5888 Facsimile: 03 9230 5887 [email protected]

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