Archive for December 2017

Iran’s Judiciary Should Free Labor Activist Reza Shahabi Who Suffered Stroke​

Labor activist Mohammad Jarrahi died in October 2017 from thyroid cancer that was left untreated while he was held as a political prisoner in Iran’s Tabriz Prison. In September 2015, Jarrahi’s colleague Shahrokh Zamani died of a heart attack after being denied medical care in Rajaee Shahr Prison.

December 19, 2017—The Iranian judiciary should immediately free ailing trade unionist Reza Shahabi, who recently suffered a stroke in Rajaee Shahr Prison, and allow him to receive full medical attention, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today.

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