Take responsibility for the death of Afshin Osanloo.
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Take responsibility for the death of Afshin Osanloo.

    1. Göran Gustavsson
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      Göran Gustavsson

      Haninge, Sweden

Labour activist Afshin Osanlou dies in prison in




The regime in Iran is responsible for his death


Afshin Osanlou, an inter-city bus driver, prominent labour activist and brother of bus workers' union former leader Mansoor Osanlou, died of cardiac arrest in Rajaee Shahr Prison in Iran on Friday 21st June. He was only 42. According to his family, Afshin had no history of heart disease. He was arrested in the autumn of 2010, tortured and given a five-year sentence for his labour activities. According to his sister, Afshin died before reaching hospital. All indications are that Afshin Osanlou has been murdered by the regime. This is not the first time that a dissident activist dies in prison in Iran. The following are some of the activists and political dissidents who in recent years have died in Iran’s prisons:


*Sattar Beheshti *Hodi Saaber *Zahra Bani Yaghoub *Mohsen Dogmechi *Mansoor Raadpoor *Zahra Kazemi *Omid Reza Mirsiafi *Heshmat Saaran *Alborz Ghasemi *Akbar Mohammadi and *Ali Akbar Saeedi Sirjani.


Harassment and torture of political prisoners and the inhuman prison conditions are behind many of the physical and psychological ailments affecting political prisoners in Iran, and which the judicial authorities stop from being treated. The death of Afshin Osanlou is a warning about the threats facing political prisoners in Iran.


By its persecution of activists, by its physical and psychological tortures, by its inhuman prison conditions, by its denial of medical care for prisoners suffering from ill health, the regime in Iran is responsible for the deaths of jailed labour activists and political prisoners.


·        We the undersigned condemn the Islamic Republic regime for the murder of Afshin Osanlou.


·        We call for the immediate release of all jailed workers and political prisoners in Iran.


·        We call for the provision of urgent and proper medical care for all jailed workers and political prisoners in Iran.


·        We join the families of political prisoners in demanding an end to the deadly conditions in Iran's prisons, implementation of appropriate safeguards for prisoners' health and safety and protection of their rights in accordance with internationally recognised standards.




Shahla Daneshfar, Co-ordinator of Free Them Now, Campaign to Free Jailed Workers in Iran

Bahram Soroush,International Labour Relations of  Free Them Now

Göran Gustavsson, LO – Sweden

Sophie Boiszeau, Initiative Communiste-Ouvrière, France
Yves Coleman, Ni patrie ni frontières, France
Quentin Dauphiné, Émancipation - Tendance Intersyndicale, France

Pascal Descamps, CGT, France

Nicolas Dessaux, Solidarité Irak, France

Aleksa Gvozden, Initiative Communiste-Ouvrière, France

Stéphane Julien, Émancipation - Tendance Intersyndicale, France

Renaud Romagnan, Informaticien CNRS, Issy Les Moulineaux, France

Masoud Arjang- Free Them Now , Canada

Faramarz Ghorbani-Free Them Now, Sweden

Hoshyar Soroush-Free Them Now, Sweden

Naser Shishegar-Free Them Now, Sweden

Hassan Salehi-Free Them Now, Sweden

Arsalan Nazeri-Free Them Now, Australia

Reza Rashidi--Free Them Now, England


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Take responsibility for the death of Afshin Osanloo. Free all labour-activists and all political prisoners !

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 6 months ago

      Violations of human rights, women's and children's rights in Islam:

      Violation of Article 1 and 2 of the UDHR

      Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

      All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

      Article 2:

      Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

      But the Quran declares that:

      Men are created one step higher than women.

      Good women should be obedient to their husbands.

      Women inherit only half of what a man inherits.

      Witness of 2 women equals Witness of 1 man.

      Quran 4.34 : Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great.

      Quran 2.228 : Divorced women shall wait concerning themselves for three monthly periods. Nor is it lawful for them to hide what Allah Hath created in their wombs, if they have faith in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands have the better right to take them back in that period, if they wish for reconciliation. And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable; but men have a degree (of advantage) over them. And Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.

      Quran 4.11 : Allah (thus) directs you as regards your Children's (Inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females.

      Quran 2.282 : O you who believe! when you deal with each other in contracting a debt for a fixed time, then write it down; and let a scribe write it down between you with fairness; and the scribe should not refuse to write as Allah has taught him, so he should write; and let him who owes the debt dictate, and he should be careful of (his duty to) Allah, his Lord, and not diminish anything from it; but if he who owes the debt is unsound in understanding, or weak, or (if) he is not able to dictate himself, let his guardian dictate with fairness; and call in to witness from among your men two witnesses; but if there are not two men, then one man and two women from among those whom you choose to be witnesses, so that if one of the two errs, the second of the two may remind the other

      Violation of Article 5 (& 18) of the UDHR

      Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

      No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

      But the Quran says that:

      Those who dont believe in Islam will burn in hell forever.

      Those who reject Islam will be forced to drink boiling fetid water, and they will still not die after going through this unthinkable torture.

      Those who deny 'Allah' will be punished by pouring boiling water on their heads, and forcing them to wear clothes made from fire. This will cause their bodies to be scalded and burnt both from inside and outside. Their skin and whatever there is in their abdomens, will be melted.

      Furthermore, they will be punished with chains and whips made from Iron.

      And If they try to run from all these torturous suffering, they shall be forced to turn back into it.

      Quran 14.16 : In front of such a one is Hell, and he is given, for drink, boiling fetid water.

      Quran 14.17 : In gulps will he sip it, but never will he be near swallowing it down his throat: death will come to him from every quarter, yet will he not die: and in front of him will be a chastisement unrelenting.

      Quran 22.19 : These twain (the believers and the disbelievers) are two opponents who contend concerning their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them; boiling fluid will be poured down on their heads,

      Quran 22.20 : With it shall be melted what is in their bellies and (their) skins as well.

      Quran 22.21 : And for them are whips of iron.

      Quran 76.4 : For the Rejecters we have prepared chains, yokes, and a blazing Fire.

      In Iran, and Afghanistan, brutal punishments are give for extra-marital sex.

      Stoning to death was ordered by Mohammed, and is still used in Iran. This is a very cruel brutal punishment and its only aim is to inflict maximum pain on the individual.

      Muslims in Afghanistan and Iran can be flogged for consuming alchohol, slandering or for adultery while they are not married.

      Flogging is ordered by the Quran:

      And those who accuse free women and bring not for witnesses, flog them with eighty stripes."59 For the adulterer, God says :"The adulteress and the adulterer, flog each of them with a hundred stripes." 60 s

      These punishments are condemned by the International Community (Stonings: 1 2 3 4, Floggings: 1 2 3)

      Videos of flogging and stoning are many on the internet.

      Islam also orders cutting of hands and feet :

      Quran 5.38 As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in power.

      Violation of Article 18 of the UDHR

      Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

      Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

      But the Quran says that:

      Any religion except Islam will not be accepted

      Quran 3.85 : If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost.

      This is also mentioned in Violation 5, where those who dont believe in Allah, will be tortured severely.

      Violation of Article 19 of the UDHR

      Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

      Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

      Pakistan, Afghanistan and other muslim countries do not allow freedom of speech, regarding criticism on Mohammed, the prophet of Islam. This has taken the shape of a Blasphemy Law, where any person who speaks negatively about Mohammed, can be given death sentence or life imprisonment and/or fine.

      An example of this is the recent death sentence given to Dr. Younus Shiekh for correctly pointing out that the Prophet Mohammed did not become Muslim until the age of 40 (which was when he received his first revelation) and that his parents were non-Muslims (as they died before Islam was proposed by the Prophet).

      Violation of Article 23 (1) and 26 (1) of the UDHR

      Article 23 (1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

      Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

      Article 26 (1) states:

      Everyone has the right to education.

      But in Afghanistan, a muslim country, girls are not allowed education. Girls schools are banned and those caught running these schools, can be punished by law (Info: video reports on the internet ).

      This continued for about 5 years, during the reign of the Taliban, the oppressive Islamic extremists, who were finally eliminated by the Americans. (Thankyou, America)

    • Philippe Dubois BRUXELLES, BELGIUM
      • about 1 year ago

      Je lutte chaque jour pour défendre la démocratie

      • about 1 year ago

      killing one person is like killing tousands of men

    • Ajam Mahani PARIS, FRANCE
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I believe Iran's occupying Molas are the supreme insult to Dara's beloved country.

    • Bjarne Kim Pedersen OTTERUP, DENMARK
      • about 1 year ago

      Pull the Trigger I//

      you stand up there/

      condemning the free speech/

      with God in your back


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