23 October 2008
TO ALL INTERNATIONAL WORKING-CLASS ORGANIZATIONS:
Protest jail sentences for 4 of Tehran Public Bus Company (Vaahed) workers!
The Iranian Islamic regime’s judiciary has just recently issued jail sentences for 4 of Vaahed workers – Messrs. Ata Babakhaani, Said Toraabiyaan, Yaqub Salimi, Ali Zaadehoseyni. They have been convicted of participating in the strike of 2005 and acting against national security. They have been sentenced to 6 to 14 months of suspended imprisonment. This has occurred against the backdrop of Mansour Osaanloo, the president of Vaahed Syndicate, having been in jail for over a year now.
We, on the International Labour Solidarity Committee of the Worker-communist Party of Iran, expressly condemn this shameful act on the part of the regime. We thank all trade unions across the world for their extensive, continued solidarity so far with the struggles of the workers and the people of Iran, in general. At the same time, we request all trade unions, as well as all humanist organizations, to continue their support for the workers of Iran on as large a level as possible and, in particular, protest the present jail sentences on for Vaahed workers on as wide a level as possible. The trumped up charges against these workers must be dropped. Mansour Osaanloo, along with all other political prisoners, must be released immediately and unconditionally.
We are looking forward to receiving the news of the widest global actions of the workers and their organizations in protest to the shameful jail sentences for Ata Babakhaani, Said Toraabiyaan, Yaqub Salimi, Ali Zaadehoseyni.
International Labour Solidarity Committee of the Worker-communist Party of Iran
Shahla Daneshfar, Coordinator
Bahram Soroush, Public Relations
October 23, 2008
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