Friday, September 07, 2007

Family Members Arrested Before Meeting Louise Arbour

International Transport Workers' Federation, reports the wife and sister of the imprisoned Iranian bus union leader, Mansour Osanloo, were arrested in Tehran after they attempted to meet with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, who was visiting Iran.

Relatives of a number of detained students who were also there to see Arbour were arrested along with Osanlou's wife.

Following the incident, Shirin Ebadi, who was also meeting Arbour, protested vehemently and a few minutes later they were released.

Five other families have also been arrested after taking part in the commemoration of the 19Th anniversary of the massacre of Iranian political prisoners.


Anonymous said...

فرمانروايان جمهوری اسلامی برای آنکه روی آرامش ببينند بايد تمام مردم ايران را دستگير و زندانی کنند. در غير اينصورت هر روز با يک اعتراض و مخالفت مردمی مواجه می شوند.ـ

Rancher said...

What is sad is I had to look up what happened only 19 years ago. Maybe 30,000 killed and it didn’t stick in my mind, as if we accept that such things will happen under the Mullahs. Osama has a tuff sell even if a Caliph means less taxes, which I doubt.