Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mansour Osanloo tell which side you are on?

Mansour Osanloo, the former President of the Syndicate of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed), who has been imprisoned several times from 2005 for his trade union activities, was release  in June 2011 from prison.

On January of this year the official website of this union announced Osanloo´s dismissal as the chairman of the board of this union. The news spread like wildfire.

On March 01, 2013, in a press briefing held in central London with members of the international press Amir Hossein Jahanchahi,  the nationalist patriot expat billionaire businessman and Founder of “Green Wave” introduced Mansour Osanlou, via skype for his first interview with the media from a secret location, following his recent escape from Iran.

Amir Hossein Jahachahi said, "To solidify ties with the labour unions and workers of Iran with the aim of advancing towards the necessary atmosphere for staging nationwide strikes leading ultimately to a national uprising, I have asked Mr. Mansour Osanlou, to assume the role of "Coordinator for Union Relations and Operations' inside Iran." He said "With the support and backing of 'Green Wave', Mansour Osanlou has begun his important mission."

Amir Hossein jahanshahi became about a decade ago politically active. His father was Shah Reza Pahlavi's finance minister and the founders of the Pahlavi Foundation and Vice President of this Foundation.

Now after 19 days Mansour Osanloo stated in an announcement on occasion of the Iranian new year:  

“…Unfortunately a few weeks ago, as I described why I departed Iran on Raha TV (owned by Amir Hossein Jahachahi), the impression was created that I have joined to a specific group or organization to continue my activities. Therefore, I want to emphasize that this is a result of misunderstanding during the dialogue in that interview. I also emphasize that I have no affiliation with any party, and the political and media organizations…” 

In February 2011 in Paris, Jahanshahi appeared at a press conference with Mohammadreza madhi, a former member of Iran's revolutionary guard, as his ally. Mohammadreza madhi said in this interview: "the structure of our fellowship consists of 20,000 members of the revolutionary guards and the intelligence Ministry, who steer the overthrow of the Islamic Republic and will play a key role in this.”

Which side are you on? Peter Seeger