Mehdi Karroubi visited the family of Mansour Osanlou, the imprisoned trade union activists and a founding member of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company which is an independent union campaigning vigorously for workers’ rights, and comforted them. According to SahamNews (official website of Etemad Melli party) in this visit that all the family members of Osanlou family were present, Mother of Mansour Osanlou while praising and thanking Mehdi Karroubi for his rightful positions in defending the rights of the people expressed joy for Karroubi’s presence in her son’s home.
During this visit, the mother of Mansour Osanlou spoke of the pressures and damages that have been brought on Roya Samadi, their daughter-in-law, to Mehdi Karroubi. She expressed her sadness over the brutal attack of the security forces on Zoya Samadi and added: “Unfortunately, they kidnapped her on June 23rd and after transferring her to an unknown location, she was severely beaten and bashed by a few male agents.” The mother of Mansour Osanlou continued: “They severely beat her in a way that many parts of her body have been bruised; and at the late hours of the night they pushed her out of the car under the Seyyed Khandan Bridge (in the western part of Tehran).” The mother of Mansour Osanlou added that the beating and bashing was so severe that caused Zoya, who was pregnant at the time, to suffer miscarriage.
Mehdi Karroubi in this meeting while expressing deep sorrow and regret regarding such horrendous actions hoped that Mansour Osanlou would be released soon and return to the arms of his loving family.
Karroubi by recalling his own resistance campaign during the Shah’s era said: “At that time when we started our resistance and Imam [Khomeini] started his campaign, the foundations of the revolution was based on this principle that no one would suffer from oppression. The barbaric practices that now is being committed against individuals and their families is the oppression against the people that the Shah’s regime, with all its corruption, had not have committed such actions against families and I, as a member of this system, am ashamed from you; but don’t see these treatments as part of Imam [Khomeini]’s path and Islam.”
Mehdi Karroubi expressed hope that on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, all political prisoners be freed and would be with their families at Iftar time.
Mehi Karroubi at the end while expressing his deepest condolences to the people of Sistan and Baluchistan province, who are mourning the loss of their loved ones following the suicide terrorist bombings, said: “The occurrence of such events in the country is shameful and sad. I express my condolences to the people of this province for this event and I hope that as soon as possible we witness the arrest and trial of those who ordered and those who implemented this event.”