Correspondence: Urgent medical treatment needed for jailed Iranian trade union leader
18 Oct 2007
Mansour Osanloo, the jailed leader of the
bus workers' union in Tehran, faces the possible loss of his eyesight unless
he receives urgent medical attention -- which the Iranian authorities are
denying him. Amnesty International has just now launched an online
campaign calling on the Iranian government to allow Osanloo to receive
medical attention. I urge all of you to send off your messages today. The
Iranian government must be made aware that the world is watching.
The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), which has spearheaded
the international campaign in defense of Osanloo, has now produced a short
film entitled "Freedom Will Come" which tells his story. It can be viewed
online on YouTube, and will shortly be available as a DVD as well.
If every reader of this message passes it on to a few friends and colleagues,
we can flood the Iranian government with email messages -- but we must
do this quickly, before Osanloo loses his vision.