Osanloo freed after four years

15 June 2011

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reported last month that imprisoned trade unionist Mansour Osanloo had been freed from jail in Iran almost four years since his arrest and imprisonment, which set off a storm of international protest.

His release is conditional on his ‘good behaviour’ and the payment of a bond.

David Cockroft, the general secretary of the ITF led demands for Mansour Osanloo’s release, said, ‘Mansour is free because trade unionists worldwide demanded justice.’

But he asked affiliates to remember other people who remain imprisoned in Iran for the same ‘crime’ of wanting to join a trade union, including Mansour’s colleagues, Reza Shahabi and Ebrahim Madadi.

‘For all of them, and us, the fight is not over,’ David said.

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