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Azer Association to OHCHR: Dozens of Azerbaijanis are arrested in Iran because of their activity on human rights issue”
BayBak, Azerbaijan | 677 days ago | Monday, 11th July , 2011 , 18:42 [pm] | Azerbaijan
|.|| On behalf of our Swedish Azerbaijanis members in AZER Association (Lund/Malmo-Sweden) I am writing to bring your attention to the dozens of Azerbaijanis who are arrested in Iran because of their activity on human rights issue.
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To: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Palais Wilson
52 rue des PÃ¢quis , CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland.  InfoDesk@ohchr.org
Amnesty International:1 Easton Street London, WC1X 0DW, UK Fax number: +44-20-79561157
Minority Rights Group International, 54 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT, UK,  email@example.com
On behalf of our Swedish Azerbaijanis members in AZER Association (Lund/Malmo-Sweden) I am writing to bring your attention to the dozens of Azerbaijanis who are arrested in Iran because of their activity on human rights issue.
Your browser may not support display of this image. Since 90 years ago, the governments in Iran have banned the usage of non-Persian language in all authorized places. As you may already know that Iran is a multi-ethnic country consisting of different ethnic groups with Persian and Azerbaijanis represent two major ethnic groups meanwhile Kurds, Arabs, Baluchis, Turkmen and Lori together represent roughly between 15 and 25% of the population. Some fact books in the world estimate Iranian Azerbaijanis as much as 24 % meanwhile other sources like United Nation sponsored institute  Ethnologue.com estimates as many as 38%. However, regardless these figures on ethnic groups, all of non-Persian groups are deprived of their basic human rights on language and other civil rights associated with the individual identity. And thereby can anybody who argument for human right be detained.
Currently more than 20 Azerbaijanis are arrested and we are seriously concerned about their situation in the jails regarding the respect for constitutional and civil rights of prisoners. We also argue the Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all prisoners of conscience.
Dr. Manaf Sababi
Chairman of Swedish Azerbaijanis Association, AZER