Osanloo released on bail

Mansour Osanloo, leader of the Tehran bus workers’ union, has been released on bail following his arrest last month, the International Transport Workers’ Federation reports.

Osanloo had previously been imprisoned for several months by the Iranian regime after he was arrested during protests by his union last December.

Of course the nature of the regime means that Osanloo and other Iranian trade unionists can be arrested again at any time for any reason.

(Hat tip: LabourStart, which collected and forwarded to Iranian authorities thousands of messages calling for Osanloo’s release.)