Tehran Bus Workers Union Condemns Execution of Farzad

Tehran and Municipality Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate issued an statement on the execution of Farzad Kamangar

Intimidation and Execution are Reprehensible

We are mourning a teacher whose gear were those of chalks and pens. One who
taught kids who many put their heads hungry on the pillows at nights. His crime
was standing for human rights. A crime that, for the last one hundred years, has
sent many into their graves and put many families in sorrow. In the last four
years, many national and international organizations had condemned the
imprisonment of Farzad Kamangar and more importantly had called for impartial
and legal examination of his case. Representatives from international
organizations had asked several times to be able to send delegations in order to
visit him in prison; the requests which never were accepted.

His family,
sadly, did not have the right and the chance to see him in his last moments.
These executions are happening at a time when our people have always and every
where denounced violence in any of its manifestations.
Iranian and world
labor movement have lost a teacher who did not even stop in prison to learn and
to teach. We convey our condolences in loosing Farzad to the Kamangar family and
his class counterparts all over the world.

As we have reiterated several
times in the past, we call for elimination of death penalty and consider the
sentences by the illegal courts as void and invalid and call for the release of
all civic movement prisoners including Messes. Madadi and Osaloo.

Wishing for the spread of peace and justice throughout the world

Tehran and Municipality Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate

May 2010


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