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South Azerbaijan Question in Evolution;Identity, Society, and Regional Security

South Azerbaijanis have historically been considered the country’s most loyal ethnolinguistic minority. Predominantly Shiite, with religion being the most important source of collective identity, Turkophone Azerbaijanis had until the 1920s provided numerous dynasties to the Persian thrones. The rise of nationalism in the 20th century gradually breached the image of South …

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South Azerbaijan  and other Ethnic Minorities Face Persecution, Sectarian Discrimination by Iranian Regime

Tabriz, South Azerbaijan, Oct 16 The non-Persian population like South Azerbaijan people in Iran geography has faced many problems that were accumulated even before the establishment of the Iran Islamic republic. The demands of the oppressed minorities surfaced immediately after the overthrow of the Shah regime in 1979. unfortunately, South Azerbaijan people witnessed …

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Iraqi protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Basra

Baghdad, Iraq, Sep 7 Protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in southern Iraq’s city of Basra, setting it on fire as part of deadly demonstrations against lack of services and jobs in which several government buildings have been ransacked and torched. Demonstrators on Friday broke into the consulate building in Basra, shouting …

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IRAN: RELEASE AZERBAIJANI TURKIC MINORITY RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DETAINED FOR PEACEFUL CULTURAL GATHERINGS

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 11 August 2018 Index: MDE 13/8889/2018 Amnesty International is calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release activist Ebrahim Nouri, as well as anyone else still arbitrarily detained after the arrest of around 120 people in connection with two separate Azerbaijani Turkic cultural gatherings that took …

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