Iranian labour activist halts hunger strike

The imprisoned labour activist Reza Shahabi, this week temporarily halted his prison hunger strike after seven weeks. His decision to suspend his hunger strike was as a result of the promises made by a senior intelligence official that they would address Reza’s concerns. Given the repression and treachery of the Iranian government against independent labour activists, it is important to maintain solidarity with Reza and continue to pressure the Iranian government. Reza is only one of a number of labour and political activists who are currently in prison.

Free for all political prisoners in Iran! Freedom for workers to organise!