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Monthly Archives: December 2012
گرافيتي "نسرين ستوده را آزاد کنيم" خيابان کشاورز
http://bit.ly/W7A8Nj Graffiti @ #Tehran Let's Free #NasrinSotoudeh #Iran
Free hunger striking Iranian trade unionist Reza Shahabi!
Reza Shahabi, an Iranian labour 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.
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.
Mr. Reza Shahabi who had gone under major surgery of his neck, and according to doctors’ recommendations was in need of at least “two months rest at home”, and “incapable of withstanding any further punishment,” was sent back to Ward 350 of Evin prison on August 14, 2012. Since then, his health deteriorated significantly. In addition, his jail guards have be very insulting and he has been threatened recently by one of his guards. Reza was taken to hospital on December 15, 2012 but the jail guard accompanying him refused to allow him for proper examination and forced Reza, with threats of beating and assaulting him, to go back to prison.
Reza Shahabi is the Treasurer and Executive Board member of the Syndicate of workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, which belongs to the Municipality of Tehran and has more than seventeen thousand employees. All Executive board members of this union have been persecuted, dismissed and many were jailed since the formation of the Syndicate in 2005. He has recently been sentenced to 6 year imprisonment and five year ban on all union activities as well as 7 million Toman fine; the appeal court seems to have confirmed his sentence for four years imprisonment, five year ban on all union activities and 7 million toman penalty. Reza Shahabi’s health deteriorated significantly after severe beatings and mistreatment following his arrest. The authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran are directly responsible for any consequence resulting from continued imprisonment and mistreatment of Reza Shahabi.
Below: sample protest letter. Reza Shahabi must be immediately released and promptly treated.
I (we) are writing to protest the continued persecution of labour activist and the gross violation of workers’ rights in Iran. We continue to witness many labour activists brutally persecuted and unjustly imprisoned in Iran. In particular, I am seriously concerned about the health and well being of Reza Shahabi. Reza Shahabi, the executive board member and treasurer of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran Bus Workers’ Company, has been incarcerated for more than two and half years. Shahabi was severely beaten during his interrogation in detention. He underwent cervical spine operation on July 24, 2012. Medical doctors have been recom- mending treatment of his back as well. Contrary to doctors’ recommendations, Shahabi was sent back to Ward 350 of Evin prison on August 14, 2012. Since then, his health has been drastically deteriorated. On December 17th, 212, Reza Shahabi went on hunger strike to protest intimidating behaviour of his jail guard as well as the continued lack of proper medical treatment. He has also refused to take any medication.
I (we) strongly condemn the unjust arrest and sentence against Reza Shahabi and other labour activists. I (we) also denounce ongoing persecution and arrests of labour activists in Iran. I (we) demand the immediate and unconditional freedom of Reza Shahabi and all detained labour activists in Iran.
Please send your protests letters to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; avaei@Dadgostary- tehran.ir; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
هر ماه صدها نامه و كارت پستال توسط برخي از هموطنان و افرادي از كشورهاي مختلف برايمان ارسال ميشود كه در آن با ابراز لطف و همدردي ميكنند.
اخير تعداد آنها بيش از حد زياد شده است. كانادا، نروژ، آمريكا، آلمان و هلند كشورهايي هستند كه بيشترين سهم را در اين نامهها و كارت پستالها دارند.
اين تصوير يكي از برگههايي است كه اهالي دهكدهاي به نام "Boskamp" نوشته و به همراه تصاويري از دهكدهي زيبا و سرسبزشان، به صورت طوماري در چند صفحه برايمان فرستادهاند.
متاسفانه براي ما امكانپذير نيست تا به رسم ادب به همهي آنها پاسخ دهيم. همين جا از همهي آنها سپاسگزاري و برايشان دنيايي از صلح و شادي آرزو ميكنيم.
۹ دی ۱۳۹۱
پیام تسلیت خانواده ستار بهشتی به نسرین ستوده
شنبه ۱۹ دی ۱۳۹۱
سحام نیوز: خانواده ستار بهشتی با صدور پیام تسلیتی، درگذشت بانو صفورا فخریان، مادر نسرین ستوده را به وی و خانواده آن مرحومه، تسلیت گفتند.
به گزارش سحام، در این پیام آورده شده است: “به سوگ نشستن پدر و مادر آنهم از پشت میله های زندان، داستان اندوهناکی است که روح هر انسان آزاده ای را می آزارد.”
متن کامل این پیام که جهت انتشار در اختیار سحام قرار گرفته بدین شرح است:
انا لله وانا الیه راجعون
سرکار خانم نسرین ستوده
آنچه که امروز بر شما و خانواده تان روا داشته شده، لکه تاریک دیگری است در روزهای سرد این سرزمین. به سوگ نشستن پدر و مادر آنهم در پشت میله های زندان، داستان اندوهناکی است که روح هر انسان آزاده ای را می آزارد. در این لحظات سخت، تنها آنچه که امیدوار کننده خواهد بود، بودن در کنار یکدیگر است.
از خداوند متعال برای مادر گرامیتان، مرحومه مغفوره سرکار خانم صفورا فخریان؛ علو درجات و برای شما و سایر بازماندگان آن مرحومه، صبر آرزومندیم.
امید که به زودی شاهد آزادی شما و همه عزیزان این مرز و بوم باشیم.
۶دی ماه ۱۳۹۱
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