Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ossanlou’s Five-Year Jail Term

The five-year jail term for the Iranian labor leader Mansour Ossanlou was upheld today and Ossanlou was transferred to the general ward of Evin prison.

Mansour Ossanlou, 48, was Iran’s bus drivers’ union leader. He was active in promoting better working conditions and increased wages for Iranian bus drivers. Ossanlou, referred to as Iran’s Lech Walesa, was arrested and jailed last August in Tehran

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