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URGENT ACTION: Azerbaijanis arrested in lake protests

Date of publication for: URGENT ACTION: Azerbaijanis arrested in lake protests, is April 4th, 2011April 4th, 2011

Around 70 Iranian Azerbaijanis were reportedly arrested on 2 April during peaceful demonstrations in Tabriz, and about 20 others in Oromieh, north-western Iran. The protesters were calling for Lake Oromieh to be saved, as it is at risk of drying out due to dam building. Most have been released but the whereabouts of at least […]

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URGENT ACTION: FOOTBALL JOURNALIST HELD WITHOUT CHARGE

Date of publication for: URGENT ACTION: FOOTBALL JOURNALIST HELD WITHOUT CHARGE, is March 10th, 2010March 10th, 2010

URGENT ACTION: FOOTBALL JOURNALIST HELD WITHOUT CHARGE Football journalist Abdollah Sadoughi was arrested in the city of Tabriz, north-west Iran, on 18 January, after publishing a poster supporting the city’s Traktor Sazi football team. He is held without charge at Tabriz prison, and is on hunger strike in protest at what he considers to be […]

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Iran: Election amid repression of dissent and unrest

Date of publication for: Iran: Election amid repression of dissent and unrest, is June 10th, 2009June 10th, 2009

MDE 13/053/2009 9 June 2009 Iran: Election amid repression of dissent and unrest The Iranian presidential elections are to be held this month on 12 June. The candidates are: the incumbent President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Mohsen Rezaei, a former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps; Former Prime Minister, Mir Hossein Mousavi (backed by former president, […]

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Risk of Imminent Execution, Ahle-Haq prisoners

Date of publication for: Risk of Imminent Execution, Ahle-Haq prisoners, is April 28th, 2009April 28th, 2009

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/038/2009 27 April 2009 UA 113/09 Risk of Imminent Execution IRAN Yunes Aghayan, (m) Yunes Aghayan, a member of Iran’s Azerbaijani minority and an Ahl-e Haq follower, is at imminent risk of execution after being convicted of “enmity against God”. He is held in Oromieh Prison in West Azerbaijan Province, in […]

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Category: Bakhshali Mohammadi, Ebadollah Qasemzadeh, Mehdi Qasemzadeh, Sehend Ali Mohammadi, Yunes Aghayan

Further Information on Fear for safety, fear of torture and ill treatment of Azerbaijani students

Date of publication for: Further Information on Fear for safety, fear of torture and ill treatment of Azerbaijani students, is December 17th, 2008December 17th, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/177/2008 15 December 2008 Further Information on UA 271/08 (MDE 13/142/2008, 23 September 2008) and follow-up (MDE 13/170/2008, 21 November 2008) – Fear for safety/fear of torture or other ill treatment/possible prisoners of conscience IRAN: Maqsoud Ahdi (m) ] Mansour Aminian (m) ] Dariush Hatemi (m), aged 29 ] Aydin Khaje’i […]

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Category: Amir Mardani, Aydin Khajei, Dariush Hatemi, Majid Makuyi, Mansour Aminian, Maqsoud Ahdi, Sejjad Radmehr

Further Information on Fear of torture and other ill-treatment/incommunicado detention of Azerbaijani activists

Date of publication for: Further Information on Fear of torture and other ill-treatment/incommunicado detention of Azerbaijani activists, is November 26th, 2008November 26th, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/171/2008 25 November 2008 Further Information on 269/08 (MDE 13/141/2008, 22 September 2008) and follow-up (MDE 13/158/2008) – Fear of torture and other ill-treatment/incommunicado detention IRAN Alireza (Elirza) Serrafi (m), civil engineer, journalist and cultural activist Hassan (Hesen) Rashidi (m), engineer, writer and lecturer Sa’id (Seid) Mohammadi (Mehemmedi) Mughanli (m), poet […]

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Category: Alirza Serrafi, Hesen Rashedi, Mehdi Neimi, Seid Muganli

Further Information on Fear for safety, fear of torture and ill treatment of Azerbaijani students

Date of publication for: Further Information on Fear for safety, fear of torture and ill treatment of Azerbaijani students, is November 21st, 2008November 21st, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/170/08 21 November 2008 Further Information on 271/08 (MDE 13/142/2008, 23 September 2008) Fear for safety/fear of torture or ill treatment / possible prisoners of conscience IRAN Maqsoud Ahdi (m) ] Mansour Aminian (m) ] Dariush Hatemi (m), 29 ] Aydin Khaje’i (m), 23 ] student activists for the cultural rights […]

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Category: Amir Mardani, Aydin Khajei, Dariush Hatemi, Feraz Zahtab, Majid Makuyi, Mansour Aminian, Maqsoud Ahdi, Sejjad Radmehr

Further Information on Abbas Lisani

Date of publication for: Further Information on Abbas Lisani, is November 13th, 2008November 13th, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/167/2008 13 November 2008 Further Information on UA 74/08 (MDE 13/050/2008, 17 March 2008) Prisoner of conscience/ Torture IRAN Abbas Lisani (or Leysani) (m), activist Prisoner of conscience, Abbas Lisani, was released from Yazd Prison in central Iran, on 29 October 2008 after serving two consecutive sentences totalling 30 months’ imprisonment. […]

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Category: Abbas Lisani

Further Information on Fear of torture and other ill treatment/Incommunicado detention of Azerbainanis

Date of publication for: Further Information on  Fear of torture and other ill treatment/Incommunicado detention of Azerbainanis, is October 23rd, 2008October 23rd, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/158/2008 23 October 2008 Further Information on 269/08 (MDE 13/141/2008, 22 September 2008) Fear of torture and other ill treatment/Incommunicado detention IRAN: Alireza (Elirza) Serrafi (m), civil engineer, journalist and cultural activist Akbar (Ekber) Azad (m), writer Hassan (Hesen) Rashidi (m), engineer, writer and lecturer Sa’id (Seid) Mohammadi (Mehemmedi) Mughanli (m), […]

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Category: Abbas Neimi, Alirza Serrafi, Ekber Azad, Hesen Rashedi, Hesen Rehimi, Huseyn Heyderi, Mehdi Neimi, Seid Muganli, Seyyad Mehemmediyan

Fear of torture or ill treatment / possible prisoners of conscience of Azerbaijani students

Date of publication for: Fear of torture or ill treatment / possible prisoners of conscience of Azerbaijani students, is September 24th, 2008September 24th, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/142/2008 23 September 2008 UA 271/08 Fear for safety / fear of torture or ill treatment / possible prisoners of conscience IRAN Maqsoud Ahdi (m) ] Mansour Aminian (m) ] Dariush Hatemi (m), 29 ] Aydin Khaje’i (m), 23 ] student activists for the cultural rights of Iranian Azerbaijanis Amir Mardani […]

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Category: Amir Mardani, Aydin Khajei, Dariush Hatemi, Feraz Zahtab, Majid Makuyi, Mansour Aminian, Maqsoud Ahdi, Sejjad Radmehr

Nine Azerbaijani activists have been held incommunicado

Date of publication for: Nine Azerbaijani activists have been held incommunicado, is September 23rd, 2008September 23rd, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/141/2008 22 September 2008 UA 269/08 Fear of Torture and other ill treatment/Incommunicado detention IRAN Alireza (Elirza) Serrafi (m) , aged 53, civil engineer, journalist and cultural activist Akbar (Ekber) Azad (m), writer Hassan (Hesen) Rashidi (m), engineer, writer and lecturer Sa’id (Seid) Mohammadi (Mehemmedi) Mughanli (m), poet and journalist Hassan […]

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Category: Abbas Neimi, Alirza Serrafi, Ekber Azad, Hesen Rashedi, Hesen Rehimi, Huseyn Heyderi, Mehdi Neimi, Seid Muganli, Seyyad Mehemmediyan

Fear for safety, fear of torture and other ill-treatment, possible prisoners of conscience of Azerbaijani activists

Date of publication for: Fear for safety, fear of torture and other ill-treatment, possible prisoners of conscience of Azerbaijani activists, is June 6th, 2008June 6th, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/078/2008 5 June 2008 UA 158/08 Fear for safety / Fear of torture and other ill-treatment / Possible prisoners of conscience IRAN Hasan Asadi, (or Hesen Esedi) (m), aged 30 ] Ali Sadeqi (or, Eli Sediqi) (m), aged 35 ] Hojjat Tarverdian (m) aged 40 ] Akbar Hosseinzadeh (m), aged 34 […]

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Category: Akbar Hosseinzadeh, Amir Mohammad Banai Sadeq, Appeal Cases, Azb, Eli Sadeqi, Hesen Esedi, Hojjat Tarverdian

Azerbaijani rights activist Reza Daghestani was released on 19 March, on a bail of around 40,000 US dollars

Date of publication for: Azerbaijani rights activist Reza Daghestani was released on 19 March, on a bail of around 40,000 US dollars, is March 27th, 2008March 27th, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/060/2008 26 March 2008 Further Information on UA 58/08 (MDE 13/040/2008, 6 March 2008) Fear of Torture IRAN, Reza Daghestani (m), aged 27, Azerbaijani rights activist, student, journalist Azerbaijani rights activist Reza Daghestani was released on 19 March, on a bail of around 40,000 US dollars. He had been arrested on […]

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Category: Reza Daghestani

IRAN, Abbas Lisani (or Leysani) (m), activist for Iranian Azerbaijani rights

Date of publication for: IRAN, Abbas Lisani (or Leysani) (m), activist for Iranian Azerbaijani rights, is March 19th, 2008March 19th, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/050/2008 17 March 2008 UA 74/08 Prisoner of conscience/Torture IRAN, Abbas Lisani (or Leysani) (m), activist for Iranian Azerbaijani rights Prisoner of conscience Abbas Lisani was moved to a new prison on 6 March so that his flogging sentence can be carried out. He is now in imminent danger of being […]

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Category: Abbas Lisani

IRAN, Jelil Ghanilou (m) – Azerbaijani cultural and linguistic right activist

Date of publication for: IRAN, Jelil Ghanilou (m) – Azerbaijani cultural and linguistic right activist, is March 10th, 2008March 10th, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/045/2008 10 March 2008 Further Information on UA 61/07 (MDE 13/027/2007, 09 March 2007) and follow-up (MDE 13/067/2007, 7 June 2007and MDE 13/035/2008, 7 February 2008) – Prisoners of conscience/Torture IRAN, Jelil Ghanilou (m) – Azerbaijani cultural and linguistic right activist Jelil Ghanilou, an Azerbaijani cultural and linguistic right activist, was […]

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Category: Jelil Qanilu

IRAN, Reza Daghestani (m), aged 27, Azerbaijani rights activist, student, journalist

Date of publication for: IRAN, Reza Daghestani (m), aged 27, Azerbaijani rights activist, student, journalist, is March 6th, 2008March 6th, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/040/2008 6 March 2008 UA 58/08 Fear of Torture IRAN, Reza Daghestani (m), aged 27, Azerbaijani rights activist, student, journalist Azerbaijani rights activist Reza Daghestani was arrested on 21 February 2008 at his family’s house in the city of Oroumiye. His house was searched and his computer, CDs, papers and books […]

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Category: Reza Daghestani

Further Information on Jelil Ghanilou and other prisoners of Conscience/Torture in Azerbaijan

Date of publication for: Further Information on Jelil Ghanilou and other prisoners of Conscience/Torture in Azerbaijan, is February 7th, 2008February 7th, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/035/2008 7 February 2008 Further Information on UA 61/07 (MDE 13/027/2007, 09 March 2007) and follow-up (MDE 13/067/2007, 7 June 2007) – Prisoners of conscience/Torture IRAN: Jelil Ghanilou (m)] Released: Esma’il Javadi (m), aged 31, journalist] Ebulfezl Alilu (m)] Ramin Sadeghi (m) ] Azerbaijani cultural and linguistic Qahreman Qanbarpour (m)] rights […]

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Category: Adel Allahverdipour, Ebulfezl Alilu, Esmaeil Javadi, Jafar Haqnazari, Jelil Qanilu, Qahreman Qanbarpour, Ramin Sadeghi

IRAN Sa’id Metinpour (m), journalist, Azerbaijani cultural rights activist and Elirza Metinpour (brother)

Date of publication for: IRAN Sa’id Metinpour (m), journalist, Azerbaijani cultural rights activist and Elirza Metinpour (brother), is January 31st, 2008January 31st, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/019/2008 30 January 2008 Further Information on UA 137/07 MDE 13/068/2007, 7 June 2007 and follow-up (MDE 13/106/2007, 23 August 2007) – Concern for safety/Torture, Ill-Treatment IRAN Sa’id Metinpour (m), journalist, Azerbaijani cultural rights activist and Elirza Metinpour (brother) Sa’id Metinpour was arrested on 25 May 2007, in the north-western city […]

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Category: Elirza Metinpour, Saeid Metinpour

Urgent Action: Torture/possible prisoners of conscience/medical concern about Behrouz Seferi and his wife Layla Heydari

Date of publication for: Urgent Action: Torture/possible prisoners of conscience/medical concern about Behrouz Seferi and his wife Layla Heydari, is January 31st, 2008January 31st, 2008

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/015/2008 25 January 2008 UA 21/08 Torture/possible prisoners of conscience/medical concern IRAN Behrouz Seferi (Safari in Azerbaijani Turkic) (m), Iranian Azerbaijani Layla Heydari (f), his wife Iranian Azerbaijani Behrouz Seferi, who has campaigned for Iran’s Azerbaijani minority to be given greater rights to use their mother tongue, is now known to […]

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Category: Behrouz Seferi, Layla Heydari

Urgent Action: Amir Abbas Banayi Kazimi (m), Azerbaijani language rights activist, Prisoner of conscience/fear of torture

Date of publication for: Urgent Action: Amir Abbas Banayi Kazimi (m), Azerbaijani language rights activist, Prisoner of conscience/fear of torture, is August 31st, 2007August 31st, 2007

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/108/2007 31 August 2007 UA 229/07 Prisoner of conscience/fear of torture IRAN, Amir Abbas Banayi Kazimi (m), Azerbaijani language rights activist Azerbaijani language rights activist Amir Abbas Banayi Kazimi was beaten and detained on 14 May at his home in Tabriz: he was reportedly first held at a Ministry of Intelligence […]

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Category: Amir Abbas Banayi Kazimi

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  • Further Information on Fear for safety, fear of torture and ill treatment of Azerbaijani students
  • Further Information on Fear of torture and other ill-treatment/incommunicado detention of Azerbaijani activists
  • Further Information on Fear for safety, fear of torture and ill treatment of Azerbaijani students
  • Further Information on Abbas Lisani
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  • Fear of torture or ill treatment / possible prisoners of conscience of Azerbaijani students
  • Nine Azerbaijani activists have been held incommunicado
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  • Azerbaijani rights activist Reza Daghestani was released on 19 March, on a bail of around 40,000 US dollars
  • IRAN, Abbas Lisani (or Leysani) (m), activist for Iranian Azerbaijani rights
  • IRAN, Jelil Ghanilou (m) – Azerbaijani cultural and linguistic right activist
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  • IRAN Sa’id Metinpour (m), journalist, Azerbaijani cultural rights activist and Elirza Metinpour (brother)
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