Iran: Further Information: Hunger-Striking Labour Rights Activist At Risk: Sepideh Gholian and Esmail Bakhshi
Labour rights activist Sepideh Gholian has been on hunger strike since 23 July 2019 in protest at the ill-treatment of her family and dire conditions in Shahr-e Rey prison near Tehran. Her health has deteriorated sharply, leaving her too weak to walk. The trial of Sepideh Gholian and another labour rights activist, Esmail Bakhshi, has been scheduled for 3 August. They must be released immediately and unconditionally.