Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Attempt to Kidnap Bus Drivers Union Leader

After the May Day protests in Tehran yesterday, Mansoor Ossanlou, the Bus Drivers Union leader was approached by three plain clothes agents in the Haft-Tir Metro station, who tried to kidnap him. Ossanlou's companions however alerted the public to what was going on and consequently the plot to kidnap Ossanlou was foiled with the help from the public.

Ossanlou and his companions immediately lodged a complaint in the courts, but the court official, Dargahi, responded by saying "I am against your syndicate and you should join the official Islamic unions", and rejected their complaint.

6 comments:

Aryamehr said...

Upholding the rule of law is not something the Iranian people should expect from the Islamist occupational regime.

All Iranians stand together with the workers, students, teachers, and all freedom seeking forces.

serendip said...

Great reporting. Is this the guy the regime flailed his tongue?

Azarmehr said...

eap, just do a google on "Ossanlou tongue" and it will show all the reports.

Winston said...

This is outrageous!

Hidden Author said...

This challenge to the mullahs is temporary. In the Muslim world, you get these fads where a dissident sect challenges the mainstream. In this case, the secularists are the dissident sect. But in the end, the Iranians will--because they are mostly Muslims--return to the basics of the faith. Just look at Turkey, Algeria, or even the West, places where Muslims are growing less and less respectful of the secular order. It will take another few decades to overthrow the mullahs, at best, and even then, a significant part of the population will allow the mullahs to regain much (but not all) of their influence within four or five years. When in doubt, Iran will turn to the legacy of Ayatollah Khomeini and all the other lunatic ayatollahs and mullahs because that's what Muslims do.

serendip said...

I wish I could disagree with 'hidden author' but I'm afraid I can't.