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Update: Reza Shahabi Still in Jail

In our October 11 posting, we mentioned that bus union leader Reza Shahabi has been released from jail. The information which was obtained from several sources including HRANA (the Human Rights Activists News Agency) site and disseminated widely by other persian-langauge websites has subsequently been disputed by the union and Shahabi’s own family.

According to the bus drivers union, the authorities have so far balked from releasing him despite the fact a bail equal to $60,000 has been paid in full by his family.

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    [...] of Evin prison in Tehran. While 60,000 dollars bail for his release was paid by his family, on the day of his promised release, the bail was raised to 100,000 dollars. His court case remains [...]

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