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Worker rights activist Afshin Osanloo dies from cardiac event after having been removed from Rajai Shahr Prison this past Thursday

Monday, 24 June 2013

Managing Director of the prison hospital in Tehran Province, Shuarab Suleimani, confirmed Osanloo’s death due to a cardiac event and added that Osanloo, who had been imprisoned since 2009, was to complete his prison sentence this coming February, but died in a Karaj hospital. Osanloo’s relatives, however, are claiming that he died before he was taken to hospital due to his serious condition and lack of proper care. Afshin Osanloo was also the brother of Mansour Osanlou, who was the president of Drivers Trade Union of Tehran & Suburbs Bus Company until he recently fled Iran.  He also served time in prison for his union-related activities. Afshin Osanloo was arrested In December 2010 and subsequently spent three months in Ward 209 of Evin Prison without being allowed to contact his family to let them know what had happened to him.  In May 2011, he was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of conspiracy against national security and propaganda against the regime.  This sentence was later upheld by the appeals court.  During the trial, Osanloo was denied access to an attorney.

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  • Published: 2 years ago on Monday, 24 June 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: June 24, 2013 @ 2:44 pm
  • Filed Under: Human Rights
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