Free Mansour Osanloo

The ITF has condemned the latest reported targeting of imprisoned trade union leader Mansour Osanloo by the Iranian authorities.

Sources within Iran are reporting that Osanloo and another political prisoner at the Rajai Shar prison have been questioned, threatened and are being moved into solitary confinement.

In October of 2007 Osanloo was sentenced to five years imprisonment on charges of ‘acting against national security’ and ‘propaganda against the state’, neither of which constitutes, in practice, recognisable criminal offences. In reality his only ‘crime’ has been to help found a genuinely democratic trade union for his fellow bus drivers. Read the latest report from the ITF here.