Reza Shahabi is the treasurer of the independent and unrecognised bus trade union, Sherkat-e Vahed. He was arrested on 12 June 2010, three days after the arrest of Saeed Torabian, the union's spokesperson. Saeed Torabian has since been released but there are six other members of Sherkat-e Vahed (the Union of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company) in prison.
Mansour Ossanloo, the head of the union and his deputy, Ebrahim Maddadi, are already serving prison sentences. All of those arrested must be immediately and unconditionally released. Please join the call on the Iranian authorities to release Reza Shahabi and all the other jailed trade unionists in Iran.
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