Iran : Arresting Waves on the eve of International Mother Language Day

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Oyannews: this afternoon approximately 100 national-cultural Azerbaijanis activists were arrested in “Ahar” city in Iran.

According to the reporter of Oyannews today, February 20,2014 on the eve of International mother language day approximatly100 of Azerbaijanis national-cultural activists have been arrested by security officers in Ahar.

Among arrestees the identified names are: 1- Abbas Lesani(Ardabil) 2- Saleh Molla Abasi (Ahar) 3- Ebrahim Rashidi ( Meshkinshahr)4- ebrahim Nuri(Ahar)5-Rahim gholami(Ardabil)6- Asgar Akbarzade(Ardabil)7-Akbar Abolzade(Ahar)8-Ruzbeh Saadati(Miane)9-Vahid Faezpour(Urmia)10-Meysam Azadi(Parsabad)11-Fardin Moradpour(Tabriz)12-Morteza Safari 13- Hasan Zarei 14- Aydin Neshati 15- Tohid Rezai 16- Milad Azimi 17- Behzad Abdi (Ahar) 18- Vahid Nariman (Parsabad)19- Nima Abbaspour(Tabriz)20- Sajjad Khalilnezhad(Tabriz) 21- Morteza Mohammadi 22- Sajjad Khoshqadam 23- Mohammad Rahmanifar(Tabriz) 24- Mir Yasin Hosseini ( Khoy)25- Sajjad Jolani(Blind-Ardabil)26-Meysam Jolani(Ardabil)27- Majid Naghizade28- Jalal Derogar 29-Seyfaddin Mousavi(Ahar) 30- Abbas Nazari( Ahar).

moreover “GuneyNews” News agency has reported that following individuals were arrested today: 31- Ozgur Banai32-Adel Marandi 33- Moharram Khorsha(Marand) 34-Jafar Rostami(Ardabil)35-Musa Nurmohammadi(Tabriz)26- Vahid Zarei37- Esrafil Fathollahzade 38- Hossein Balakhani 39- Abbas Balakhani 40- Alireza Bidar 41- Shapour Nosratpour 42- Asghar Naderi 43- Mehdi Ranjirbulaghi 44- Beytollah Barzegar ( Meshkinshahr)45- Hamed Sadeghi(Ajabshir) 46- Mohammad Akhundi(Marand) 47- Siamak Mardani(Marand) 48- Morteza Ghodrati 49- Afshin Mohammadi 50- Babak Alizade 51- Ahad Hosseinzade 52- Said Masumnia 53- Tohid rezai 54- Ali Feizpour 55- Rahman Kaleybari 56-Said Khazar 57- Arash Jafari(Ahar) 58- Said AnvariZade(Ahar) 59- Vahid Yousefian ( Ahar) 60- Abbas Sobh Molai

Based on this report these Azerbaijanis activists have gathered in Akbar Abolzade’s father’s house in Ahar on the occasion of International Mather Language day.

According to Oyannews’ reporter among the detainees Abbas Lesani, Ebrahim Rashidi, Ruzbeh Saadati, Asgar Akbarzade, Vahid Faezpour, Meysam Azadi and Mohammad Rahmanifar have been transferred to Ahar’s 12th Police station while others were transferred to 11th Police station.

Based on this report Ebrahim Rashidi and Akbar Abolzade have been beaten by security officers with batons.

The charges of these Azerbaijanis activists have not been specified yet.

Further news will be sent subsequently

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