Friday, April 29, 2011

New Appeals For Sick Iranian Labor Activist In Jail / نیاز فوری منصور اسانلو به عمل جراحی قلب

Teamsters and John Sweeney made an appeal on Osanlu's behalf a few years ago but it's been zip since. Via A Street Journalist,

Family and supporters of jailed Iranian union leader Mansour Osanlu have renewed appeals for authorities to let him out for medical treatment, saying his health condition has worsened, RFE/RL’s Radio Farda reports.

Osanlu, the leader of Tehran’s municipal bus service union, is serving a five-year prison term for acting against “national security” in a case widely condemned by rights groups and international labor organizations.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation said today it had received news that Osanlu’s heart condition has worsened and that he urgently needs surgery.

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