(ADAPP)

Association for Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners in Iran

Association for Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners in Iran
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ADAPP _ Human Rights _ Iranian Azerbaijani _ Iran _ Turks

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Iran: Arbitrary Detention and Ill-Treatment of human rights defenders Hemid Valai, Sejjad Radmehr and Vedud Esedi

Front Line is concerned following reports that human rights defenders Hemid Valai, Sejjad Radmehr and Vedud Esedi have been arbitrarily detained and subjected to ill-treatment and torture. Hemid Valai is a human rights lawyer. Hemid Valai, Sejjad Radmehr and Vedud Esedi are all activists working to promote the rights of ethnic Azerbaijanis in Iran.


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Azeri-Iranians Arrested

12 June 2008


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The human rights monitoring organization Amnesty International reports that hundreds of Azeri-Iranians have been arrested by Iranian authorities since May. The arrests were made in connection with demonstrations by Azeri-Iranians, marking the anniversary of protests held in May 2006 -- protests that were brutally suppressed by Iran’s security services. The protests were sparked by the publication of a cartoon in a state-run newspaper depicting a cockroach speaking in the Azeri language...


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Two journalists get suspended jail terms for “publicity” against the government

Reporters Without Borders condemns the suspended prison sentences that have been passed on journalists Said Matinpour and Yaghoub Salaki Nia in separate cases. Matinpour’s jail term was eight years. Nia’s was one year. In each case, the sentences were handed down in closed door hearings without their lawyers being present. They both plan to appeal...


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Iran: Fear for safety / Fear of torture and other ill-treatment / Possible prisoners of conscienc

Index Number: MDE 13/078/2008
Date Published: 5 June 2008
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The above named are among hundreds of people detained since 16 May. There have recently been widespread demonstrations marking the anniversary of demonstrations against the publication in May 2006 of a cartoon in a state-run newspaper, which was considered offensive to a great many Azerbaijanis. They are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. Amir Mohammad Bana’i Sadeq and Ahad Razavi (also spelled as Ehed Rezevi) are said to have been tortured in recent days.


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Iran: Further Information on Fear of Torture: Reza Daghestani

Index Number: MDE 13/060/2008
Date Published: 26 March 2008
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Azerbaijani rights activist Reza Daghestani was released on 19 March, on a bail of around 40,000 US dollars. He had been arrested on 21 February 2008 at his family home in the city of Oroumiye. His home was searched and his computer, CDs, papers and books were confiscated, along with printouts of his newsletters.

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Abbas Lisani At Risk

14 March 2008

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Friends and relatives of Azerbaijani-Iranian human rights activist Abbas Lisani fear for his life. He has reportedly been transferred from Ahar prison to a prison in central Iran. Mr. Lisani’s wife, Rugeyye, says the transfer was illegal and her husband was badly beaten by prison officials for resisting deportation. His friends believe he was transferred in order to further isolate him and make him more vulnerable to abuse by Iranian authorities...


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Iran: Prisoner of conscience/Torture: Abbas Lisani (or Leysani)

Index Number: MDE 13/050/2008
Date Published: 17 March 2008
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Prisoner of conscience Abbas Lisani was moved to a new prison on 6 March 2008 so that his flogging sentence can be carried out. He is now in imminent danger of being flogged, which is cruel and inhuman treatment amounting to torture; Iran is a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which expressly prohibits torture.

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Iran: Fear of torture: Reza Daghestani (m)

Index Number: MDE 13/040/2008
Date Published: 6 March 2008
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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 were confiscated, along with printouts of his newsletters. He is in danger of torture.

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Iran: Further information on Prisoners of conscience/ Torture: Jelil Ghanilou

Index Number: MDE 13/045/2008
Date Published: 10 March 2008
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Jelil Ghanilou, an Azerbaijani cultural and linguistic right activist, was released on 27 February 2008 and is now at home with his family in the city of Zanjan in western Iran. Bail amounting to around US$86,000 was paid for his release.

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Iran: Further Information on Fear of torture or ill-treatment/possible prisoner of conscience

Index Number: MDE 13/043/2008
Date Published: 6 March 2008
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Prisoners of conscience Sa’id and Elirza Metinpour were released on bail on 27 February 2008 and are now at home with their family in the city of Zenjan. Bail amounting to five billion rials (about US$540,000) and one billion rials (about US$110,000) for Sa’id and Elirza Metinpour respectively was paid in the form of several property deeds.

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Iran: Further information on prisoners of conscience / torture

Index Number: MDE 13/035/2008
Date Published: 7 February 2008
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All of those named in the earlier urgent action, except Jelil Ghanilou have been released. Safar Ali Kho’ini was released on 11 March 2007, Esma’il Javadi and Ebulfezl Alilu on 12 March and 30 April respectively and Ramin Sadeghi on 15 March 2007. Azerbaijani cultural and linguistic rights activist Jelil Ghanilou continues to face torture and interrogation. Amnesty International believes that Jelil Ghanilou is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression.

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Iran: Further information on UA 137/07: Concern for safety / torture/ill-treatment

Index Number:
MDE 13/019/2008
Date Published: 30 January 2008
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Sa’id Metinpour (m) was arrested on 25 May 2007, in the north-western city of Zenjan, and is held in Section 209 of Evin prison, Tehran. In attempts to obtain a videotaped confession the authorities tortured him. On 28 August, the Ministry of Intelligence summoned and arrested his brother, Elirza Metinpour (m), who was also transferred to Evin prison and subsequently tortured. The brothers are not known to have been formally charged with any offence.

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Iran: Torture/possible prisoners of conscience/medical concern

Index Number:
MDE 13/015/2008
Date Published: 25 January 2008            Download: RTF  HTML  PDF

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 have been detained without charge or trial since late May or early June 2007. His wife, Layla Heydari, has been detained since 28 August. Both are held in Tehran's Evin Prison, where they have allegedly been tortured. Neither has been allowed to consult a lawyer.

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Iran: Fear of torture

Index Number:
MDE 13/016/2008
Date Published: 25 January 2008
Categories: Iran                                            Download:  RTF    HTML    PDF

Jamshid Arazpour and Haji Aman Khadivar were detained in the first week of January 2008, during or after unrest that followed the killing of a Turkmen fisherman by the security forces. They are believed to be held incommunicado in Bouyeh Prison by officials from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence in the city of Gorgan, the capital of the north-eastern province of Golestan. They are at risk of torture.

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Azerbaijani Iranian Activists Threatened

26 December 2007 (MP3)

Human rights monitors say a number of Azerbaijani-Iranian human rights activists remain imprisoned by the Iranian regime. Fakhteh Zamani is Director of the Association for the Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners in Iran...


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Iran: Arrest of journalist and human rights defender Yaghoub Saleki Niya

Front LineFront Line is deeply concerned following the arrest of Azerbaijani journalist and human rights defender Yaghoub Saleki Niya (also known as Ilqar Merendli) at his home in Tehran on 31 October 2007. Yaghoub Saleki Niya is one of the founders of the Committee for the Defence of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners (ASMEK). He also writes for a number of banned blogs...


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Jalil Ghanilou and Saeid Matinpour, 2 Azerbaijani activists, among 12 detained journalists in Iran

Saeed Metinpour, Yarpagh
IMPRISONED: May 25, 2007

 CPJThe Committee to Defend Azerbaijan’s Political Prisoners (ASMEK) reported that authorities seized Metinpour, 32, an editor for the Azeri-language weekly Yarpagh, and his wife, Atiyeh Taheri, in the northwestern city of Zanjan.They jailed Metinpour, transported his wife home, and searched the couple’s property.The officers confiscated Metinpour’s personal computer, books, and other personal belongings...


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Iran: Continued detention of Saleh Kamrani and Said Metinpour for representing Azerbaijani community

said and celilLawyer Saleh Kamrani and journalist Sa’id Metinpour are currently being detained in Section 209 of Evin Prison, Tehran. Saleh Kamrani is a lawyer who has represented members of Iran’s discriminated Azerbaijani minority. Both he and Sa’id Metinpour are active in promoting the rights of the Azerbaijani minority in Iran.

Further Information

Posted 16/11/2007 On 18 August 2007, Saleh Kamrani was arrested by four plain clothes individuals at a family wedding near Tehran. His computer and personal documents were confiscated by the arresting officers...


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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

Amir Abbas Banaiye Kazimi 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 detention centre, then moved on around 1 August to Tabriz’s central prison, where his mother was able to visit him. She told an interviewer from the Voice of America (VOA) Azerbaijani-language radio station that he had been tortured...


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Iran: Ongoing detention of human rights defenders Saleh Kamrani and Said Metinpour

Front Line is deeply concerned of the ongoing detention of the human rights defenders Saleh Kamrani and Sa'id Metinpour who are currently being detained at Section 209 of Evin Prison, Tehran. Saleh Kamrani is a lawyer who represents Iranian Azerbaijanis. Both he and journalist Sa'id Metinpour are active in promoting the rights of the Iranian Azerbaijani community in Iran.

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PUBLIC, AI Index: MDE 13/105/2007
23 August 2007

UA 220/07

Prisoner of Conscience/Fear of torture or ill-treatment/Medical concern

IRAN, Saleh Kamrani (m), aged about 35, lawyer and human rights defender

Saleh KamraniHuman rights defender Saleh Kamrani was arrested on 18 August, and is held in Section 209 of Evin Prison in Tehran, run by the Ministry of Intelligence. He is at risk of torture or ill-treatment. He needs regular medication for a heart condition.

Amnesty International believes that he is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely in connection with his legitimate activities as a lawyer and for the peaceful exercise of his internationally recognized rights to freedom of expression and association in support of greater rights for the Iranian Azerbaijani community...


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PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/106/2007

23 August 2007

Further Information on UA 137/07 (MDE 13/068/2007, 7 June 2007) Fear of torture or ill-treatment/ Possible prisoner of conscience

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

Said MatinpoorSa’id Metinpour is now known to be held in Section 209 of Evin prison in Tehran, which is run by the Ministry of Intelligence. He has reportedly been tortured, apparently to try to force him to make a videotaped “confession”. He is believed to be held mainly in solitary confinement. According to other detainees, his health is poor as a result of the treatment he has suffered...


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PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/070/2007
7 June 2007

UA 140/07 Fear of torture or ill-treatment/ incommunicado detention

IRAN Mehdi Mohammadpour (m) ]
Hossein Nasiri (also known as Hüseyn Nəsiri) (m) ] Azerbaijani rights activists


AmnestyIranian Azerbaijani rights activists Mehdi Mohammadpour and Hossein Nasiri (also known as Hüseyn Nəsiri) are reportedly being detained incommunicado and are consequently at risk of torture or ill-treatment. Both men appear to have been detained in connection with their participation in demonstrations for Azerbaijani linguistic and cultural rights...


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PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/067/2007

07 June 2007

Further Information on UA 61/07 (MDE 13/027/2007, 09 March 2007) Prisoners of conscience/torture

IRAN Esma’il Javadi (m), aged 31, journalist ]

Ebulfezl Alilu (m) ]

Ramin Sadeghi (m) ] Azerbaijani cultural and linguistic

Qahreman Qanbarpour (m) ] rights activists

Adel Allahverdipour (m) ]

Jelil Qanilu, or (new spelling) Ghanilou (m) ]

Safar Ali Kho’ini (m) ]

Ja’far Haqnazari (m) ]


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PUBLIC                                                                                                         
AI Index: MDE 13/068/2007        
                                                                                                                                           07 June 2007
 

UA 137/07            Fear of torture or ill-treatment/ possible prisoner of conscience                 
 

IRAN                   Sa’id Metinpour (m), Azerbaijani cultural rights activist


Said MatinpoorSa’id Metinpour, an advocate of linguistic and cultural rights for Iranians of Azerbaijani ethnicity, including their right to be educated in the Azerbaijani Turkic language, has not been seen since 25 May. He may be at risk of torture or ill-treatment. If he is detained, Amnesty International believes that he is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful expression of his beliefs...


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PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/062/2007

30 May 2007

UA 128/07 Death penalty/torture

IRAN Hossein Forouhideh, also known as Khatibi (m), Iraj Naji (m), his cousin

Amnesty İnternationalHossein Forouhideh, an advocate of linguistic and social rights for Iranians of Azerbaijani ethnicity, is reportedly facing imminent execution.

He has allegedly been tortured. His cousin, Iraj Naji, is in solitary confinement and Amnesty International fears that he may be at risk of torture or ill-treatment.

Hossein Forouhideh, from the Khoy region of Iran’s West Azerbaijan province, was reportedly sentenced to death by Bench One of the Revolutionary Court in the city of Urumiye, in West Azerbaijan province....


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PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/056/2007
18 May 2007

Further Information on UA 246/06 (MDE 13/128/2006, 28 November 2006) and follow-up (MDE 13/101/2006, 12 September 2006) – Fear for safety/Unfair trial/Possible prisoner of conscience

IRAN Reza Abbasi (m), human rights defender

Human rights defender Reza Abbasi was released on 16 May, a month before the end of his sentence.

Reza AbbasiHe is a founder member of an organization which has been active in promoting democracy and human rights, ASMEK (Committee for the Defence of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners), and of the Alumni Association of Iran (Sazman-e Danesh Amukhtegan-e Iran-e Eslami (Advar-e Tahkim-e Vahdat)...


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PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/037/2007

26 March 2007

Further Information on UA 273/06 (MDE 13/118/2006, 11 October 2006) Arbitrary arrest/ Prisoners of conscience/ Fear of torture and ill-treatment

IRAN Mostafa Evezpoor (m), aged 25 Mohammad Reza Evezpoor (m), aged 15, his brother More than 13 others

Mostafa EvezpoorMostafa Evezpoor and his 15-year-old brother Mohammad Reza Evezpoor, both members of the Iranian Azerbaijani community, were released on or around 12 October 2006. They had been detained incommunicado since 21 September. Mostafa Evezpoor remains at liberty despite being convicted of “membership and co-operation with ‘pan-Turkic’ groups”, and spreading “propaganda against the system”...


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