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Mansour Osanloo, Ebrahim Madadi and Yaghoub Salimi remain detained in Evin Prison, Tehran, says the International Transport Workers Federation. But three other members of the Tehran Bus Workers’ Union (Vahed Syndicate) have been released.

CUPE participated in an Ottawa rally Aug. 7 to support the global campaign for the release of the unionists.

Homayoun Jaberi was freed on Sept. 9 on a $50,000 USD bail. This follows the release of Davoud Razavi on Sept. 8 on the same condition. Ebrahim Gohari was reported released last week without bail.

The three union executive members were arrested Aug. 9 with vice-president Ebrahim Madadi and Yaghoub Salimi. The union was planning to hold a meeting at president Osanloo’s house in conjunction with the worldwide protest day called upon by the ITF and International Trade Union Council.


The arrests took place in the morning at their residences in an attempt by the authorities to stop the meeting from taking place. Two union supporters were also detained on Aug. 9, but were later released without any charges.