Three further activists of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs United Bus Company (Sherkat e Vahed) have been arrested today, 3 December, according to reports received from the union.

Seyyed Davoud Razavi and Abdolreza Taraazi, members of the Executive Board, and Gholamreza Gholam-Hosseini, another union activist, were arrested at the bus company’s Khavaran Depot while distributing a leaflet. They have reportedly been taken to the 6th Headquarters of the Security Police in Tehran. No charges have been filed against these worker activists.

They are among the 50 bus workers currently suspended without pay since the January 2006 strike. Mansoor Ossanlou, the head of the bus workers’ union, was re-arrested on 19 November after spending nearly eight months in prison, without any charge or trial.

To protest against these arbitrary detentions, please send your protest letters to the President of the Islamic Republic, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at . Please copy to us for info and further distribution.

Please also sign the protest letter campaign by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) for the immediate release of Mansoor Ossanlou by visiting the ITF website.

International Labour Solidarity Committee of the Worker-communist Party of Iran
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