Iranian law-enforcement bodies disperse commemorative event on Khojaly genocide

Iranian law-enforcement bodies disperse commemorative event on Khojaly genocide
# 26 February 2008 11:30 (UTC +04:00)
The commemorative event on 16th anniversary of Khojaly genocide was prevented in “Nur” mosque in the center of Tehran on February 23. Officials of Iranian law-enforcement bodies entering the mosque demanded to stop the event.
“We wanted to enter the mosque after namaz. The officials of Iranian law-enforcement bodies began to take out the attendees of mosque. Azerbaijani ambassador to Iran was also taken out of mosque,” he said.
They used force. “The officials of law-enforcement bodies were stated that, hundreds Muslims were killed in Khojaly and people gathered in mosque to pray for them. Policeman said that, we made a statement against Iran and the event is illegal,” he said. Muganli noted that the protest action was not permitted in front of Armenian embassy in Iran.
“Special security measures have been taken in front of Armenian embassy for a week. Azerbaijanis are prevented to hold the meeting here. We were obliged to put flowers in front of Azerbaijani embassy in Iran,” he said. Azerbaijani ambassador to Iran declined to give information about the issue.
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