Wednesday, November 29, 2006

In a previous report on this blog we mentioned the case of Mansour Osanloo, the President of the bus drivers' union in the greater Tehran area of Iran. The website 'Labour Start' ( - see also our 'Other Interesting Links' section, now at the bottom of the blog rather than to the left) has an update on this case.
Osanloo is being held in the Evin prison where the authorities claim that they are "negotiating" with him. They claim that he is allowed only one visitor- his mother-, but when she attempted to visit him she was refused access. Family members cannot phone him either.
Since Labour Start initiated this campaign they have logged over 2,500 protests from around the world over this arrest. Go to LS's site to receive further updates and to see other labour related solidarity campaigns from around the world.

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