Free 5 Azerbaijani Political Activists Latif Hassani, Mahmoud Fazli, Shahram Radmehr, Ayat Mehr Ali Bayglu and Behboud Gholi Zade
- Anette Meyer
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- Ahmed Shaheed , Amnesty , UN, Navi Pillay,HRW, EU members Ban Ki Moon,
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UPDATE HRW AUGUST 21, 2013
Iran: Free Ethnic Rights Activists
Five Demanded Greater Rights for Azeri Minority
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UPDATE July 26 , 2013
Increasing Concern About the Five Azari Prisoners of Conscience Entering Third Week of Hunger Strike- Iran Human Rights Urges the International Community To Intervene
Iran Human Rights, July 26: Iran Human Rights is strongly concerned about the health of the five Azarbaijani prisoners of conscience who have entered the third week of their hunger strike.
Five Azerbaijani civil rights activists Latif Hasani (43), Mahmud Fezli (45), Shahram Radmehr (38), Ayat Mehr-Ali-Beyli (Yürüş) (35) and Behbud Quluzade (48) started their hunger strike on July13 in protest to the 9 years sentence each of them were sentenced to in May 2013.
The prisoners belong to a group known as the Reawakening National Movement for Southern Azerbaijan (Yenigamoh) and were charges with "formation of an illegal group" and "propaganda against the establishment".
The prisoners started their hungers strike in the prison of Tabriz and earlier last week (probably on Tuesday July 23 ) were transferred to Tehran.
According to the website of the group Yenigamoh, after one day of being kept at the quarantine section of the Evin prison the prisoners were transferred to the Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj where they are being kept now.
Based on information from their families the Yenigamoh website reported that the prisoners had been subjected to physical torture during their detention and under their transfer to Tehran.
Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemns the inhumane treatment of the Azarbaijani prisoners of conscience and asks for their immediate release. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR, said: "These prisoners are sentenced to heavy prison terms solely for starting an NGO and for their civil activities. They have been subjected to unfair judicial process and their sentence is a violation of the UN convention of civil and political rights which Iran has ratifies. We ask for their immediate release" Amiry-Moghaddam added: " We are strongly concerned about the health of the prisoners after more than two weeks of hunger strike and urge the UN to send a team to visit the prisoners and investigate the reports of physical torture".
Source : Iran Human Rights
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UPDATE July 14 , 2013
5 political prisoners are on #HungerStrike in Tabriz prison #Iran
Hrana 14th July, 2013
HRANA News Agency – Mahmoud Fazli, Ayat Mehr Ali Beyglou, Latif Hassani, Behboud Gholizade and Shahram Radmehr started hunger strike in Tabriz prison.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), these political prisoners have started the unlimited hunger strike in protest to the confirmation of the sentence of 9 years of prison each of them got on charge of forming illegal group and propaganda against the regime.
They have announced their hunger strike in an official letter given to the authorities of the Tabriz prison. According to this letter they will continue their hunger strike until the sentences which are told to be issued under the pressure of the intelligence are canceled.
Source : Hrana
Translator: Houman Niyazi
Source : https://hra-news.org/en/five-political-prisoners-are-on-hunger-strike-in-tabriz-prison
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45 years of prison for 5 political activists
Hrana 5th May, 2013
HRANA News Agency – Each of 5 Azerbaijani political activists have been sentenced to 9 years of prison.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Pour Bagher the judge of the branch third of the revolutionary court of Tabriz has sentenced each one of the arrested activists, Latif Hassani, Mahmoud Fazli, Shahram Radmehr, Ayat Mehr Ali Bayglu and Behboud Gholi Zade to 9 years of prison on charge of forming illegal group and propaganda against the government.
The intelligence of East Azerbaijan province and the prosecutor of Tabriz have asked for the highest punishment for them.
“These political activists had been arrested last February by the intelligence of Tabriz and were under integration and torture in Tabriz intelligence. They were transferred to Tabriz prison afterwards and are there since now,” said one of their relatives to HRANA.
Their sentence has been sent to one of their lawyers, Mrs. Fateme Sattari. Each of them is sentenced to 8 years of prison charged with forming illegal group and 1 year of prison on charge of propaganda against the government.
Source : Hrana
Immediate & Unconditional Release of Latif Hassani, Mahmoud Fazli, Shahram Radmehr, Ayat Mehr Ali Bayglu and Behboud Gholi Zade.
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