Three activists of Azerbaijani human rights movement in Iran released from jail

Three activists of Azerbaijani human rights movement in Iran released from jail
# 17 October 2011 14:32 (UTC +04:00)
APA reports that Azerbaijani poetess and women rights defender Faranak Farid was released. She was detained during the Urmia Lake rally in Tabriz on September 3 and accused of cooperation with group enkindling the ethnic strife.

The court changed the decision on pretrial detention of Tabriz resident Masud Bayrami and Khoy resident Shirzad Hajiulu. The above-mentioned Azerbaijanis were set free on bail. Bayrami was set free on bail in amount of USD 30000, Hajiulu – USD 10000.

The report also says that Bayrami was detained on a charge of distributing the leaflets calling to the protest action against the government’s indifferent attitude to the drying up of Urmia Lake, Hajiulu - on charge of sounding slogans during the funeral of Ibrahim Jafarzadeh and his family members.
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