Sunday, 4 January 2009

APA: Activist of movement for the rights of Azerbaijanis living in Iran goes on hunger strike

Baku. Ramil Mammadli – Azeri-Press Agency

Preliminary investigation of the accusations brought against the activist of the movement for the rights of the Azerbaijanis living in Iran, journalist Shahnaz Gulami continues, said the journalist’s lawyer Nagi Mahmudi, Committee for Protection of Gulami’s Rights told APA. Mahmudi said that his client had been going on hunger strike in Tabrz jail since December 19. The lawyer said Shahnaz Gulami was allowed to meet with her daughter Husna.

Mahmudi said Shahnaz Gulami was frequently called to Tabriz Department of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (ETTELAAT).Shahnaz Gulami was in prison for her activity in Iran People’s Patriots Movement in 1989-1994. In May, 2007, she was imprisoned for a month for her participation in the anniversary of the pickets in connection with the caricatures published in the “Iran” newspaper insulting the Azerbaijanis.

Gulami was detained for her national activity on November 9 this year and transferred from detention facility of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security to Tabriz jail on November 22. Shahnaz Gulami is the member of Iranian Women Journalists Association.

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