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Reza Shahabi

Reza Shahabi is a human rights defender and a prominent board member of SWTSBC. He has been prosecuted in the past for his labour rights advocacy, serving up to six years in prison since April 2012.


Human rights defenders and journalists are arrested, detained and prosecuted in unfair trials. HRDs continue to receive death threats and are subjected to harassment, arbitrary arrest and detention. They are refused bail or receive extreme bail conditions. HRDs are additionally subjected to systematic surveillance and their family members are targeted. Journalists have been subjected to flogging for criticising the government.