News has reached the international workers community that Iranian trade unionist, Soheil Arabi, an anarcho-syndicalist prisoner, began a hunger strike in the infamous Evin prison north of Tehran on Friday September 20th. Soheil is protesting against the arrest of his mother, Farangis Mazloum, who was placed in solitary confinement by the Iranian government.
Soheil Arabi, a photography graduate and father of a young girl, was arrested by Revolutionary Guards Intelligence in the winter of 2013, and was subjected to torture in solitary confinement.
The Industrial Workers of the World continue to demand the immediate release of Soheil from prison and that of his mother into the arms of their family and loved ones.
The Iranian state must bring to an immediate end its policy of indefinite internment of trade union and political activists.
Protest at your nearest Iranian Embassy - Free Soheil Arabi now!