The following message was published on the Trade Union of the Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company’s Telegram Channel on June 30th 2022. It has been translated and published by the Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign
Deteriorating physical condition of Reza Shahabi and Hassan Saeedi on their 18th and ninth day of the hunger strike in solitary confinement in Evin Prison.
Today, June 30th, is the 18th day of the Reza Shahabi’s hunger strike. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Vahed Bus Company workers’ union, and so far, no news has been heard about his health for the past two weeks.
During the last contact he had with his family fourteen days ago, Reza Shahabi was not even able to stand on his feet, and although they have had no further contact, his physical condition has definitely deteriorated and his family has no news about the health of this imprisoned union activist. Such conduct by the interrogators and the officials of the Evin Prison Prosecutor’s Office in concealing Shahabi health [condition] have made his family more worried.
Hassan Saeedi, another well-known member of the Vahed union, is on the ninth day of his hunger strike and is still in solitary confinement and in a critical condition.
In order to complete building the Intelligence Ministry’s new [trumped-up] scenario, Reza Shahabi and Hassan Saeedi’s interrogators have put a lot of pressure on these two labour activists and Vahed union members to be able to justify the fake and fabricated clips, which have been broadcast several times from all IRIB [the state broadcaster] channels.
The toilers’ recourse is unity and organisation
Trade Union of the Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company