Originally posted to Bruce’s Rave and Rant on the 21st of December, 2006.
Eric Lee writes:
“Following a very large international campaign that brought together the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Transport Workers Federation, Amnesty International, the European Union, and thousands of individual trade unionists who participated in the online campaign on LabourStart, jailed Iranian trade union leader Mansour Osanloo is now free after a month in jail.
This is but a small success in an on-going struggle. While we can breathe a sign of relief that Osanloo is free, the situation that lead to his wrongful detention still persists; totalitarian oppression. This success needs to be repeated over and over again until Osanloo and his colleagues are free to perform their duties representing the workers of Iran.
Seven thousand signatories from over the world is what was achieved in this campaign, and yet GetUp! can get more Australian signatories for worthy causes not quite as important as this.
Osanloo has been released under (unfair and ambiguous) bail conditions, while still paying bail for a previous period of detention. We need to stay vigilant and be prepared to rally to the e-campaign should actions like this be repeated.
We can do this thing.
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