Defenders of Azerbaijani journalist arrested in Iran meet with Swedish diplomats

Defenders of Azerbaijani journalist arrested in Iran meet with Swedish diplomats
# 20 December 2008 11:00 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Ramil Mammadli–APA. The human rights activists defending Azerbaijani journalist Shahnaz Gulami arrested in Iran met with the representatives of the Sweden’s foreign ministry. According to APA, human rights activists Babak Azeri and Eluca Atali met with the official of the Swedish Foreign Ministry Christina Erlandsson on December 19 and informed about violation of rights of the non-Farsi ethnic group, including Azerbaijanis in Iran. The main topic focused at the meeting was the Azerbaijani journalist Shahnaz Gulami’s arrest.

Erlandsson was informed that Gulami faced with physical and moral pressures in the prison. The Swedish diplomat was told that there were hundreds of people arrested in Iran for their political views. The activists asked the Swedish government to put pressure on Iran to release Gulami from the prison.
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