Thursday, 30 December 2010

Iran: Jailed trade unionists Komsari and Nazari released

Two jailed members of Tehran's bus workers' union, namely, Morteza Komsari and Ali Akbar Nazari, were released on bail yesterday, Wednesday, according to the Union of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs United (Vahed) Bus Company. The two activists were being held without charge at Evin and Ghezel Hesar prisons since 23rd and 30th November 2010, respectively.

Four other leading members of the bus workers’ union, namely Reza Shahabi, Mansoor Ossanlou, Ebrahim Madadi and Gholamreza Gholamhosseini, and labour and human rights activist Behnam Ebrahim-zadeh, continue to be imprisoned. They are all being held solely for their labour activities. The campaign for the release of all five and for an end to worker persecutions in Iran continues. To sign the petition, please click here.

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