Iranian Union Activist Mansur Osanlu’s Jail Term Extended

The wife of the jailed head of the Tehran bus service union says another year has been added to his prison sentence, RFE/RL’s Radio Farda reports. Mansur Osanlu is currently serving a five-year prison term given to him three years ago by a revolutionary court in Karaj that found him guilty of “acting against national security.”

Osanlu’s wife, Parvane Osanlu, told Radio Farda on August 12 that his lawyers will file his case with an appeals court on August 14 to challenge the additional year being added to his sentence.

“Osanlu was outraged [by the decision] and said he has not done anything to deserve such an extension of his sentence,” his wife said. “He is waiting for the lawyers to transfer his case to the appeals court.”

Parvane told Radio Farda that the new charge against her husband is “propaganda against the government.” She said she believes the extension of his prison sentence is illegal.

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