Sean McCormack, Spokesman
October 31, 2007
Release Iranian Labor Activists, Says State Dept
We are increasingly concerned about the health and welfare of labor leaders Mansour Osanloo and Mahmoud Salehi, recently
arrested by the Iranian authorities.
Osanloo and Salehi are vocal champions of workers rights in Iran that have campaigned to build strong trade unions
capable of defending the human rights of Iranian workers.
We urge the Iranian regime to provide them with the treatment and care they need. We welcome reports that Osanloo was
permitted to leave prison for treatment by eye specialists and urge similar medical assistance for Salehi.
Osanloo and Salehi should have a free and fair trial or be released and allowed to return home to their families.
Released on October 31, 2007