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Torture and Beating of South Azerbaijan National Activists

Tabriz, South Azerbaijan, Nov 5 According to GAMAC quoted from Gunaz Tv  (the official media of South Azerbaijan), Hakimeh Ahmadi and Nasim Sadeghi, two South Azerbaijani activists were arrested in late October 2018, and beaten, tortured by security forces known as “Ettelaat”. Iran’s Ettelaat agents crush, two ribs and fingers of Hakimeh Ahmadi …

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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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Exacerbation of Pressure on Well-Known South Azerbaijan Activist Abbas Lisani and His Family

Tabriz, South Azerbaijan, Aug 29 Exacerbation of pressure on Abbas Lisani and his family has increased by Iran intelligence service known as “Ettelaat”. According to GAMAC quoted from Gunaz Tv  (the official media of South Azerbaijan), Ardabil Public Administration Supervisory Authority has blocked all economic activity of Ali lisani (Attila), son of …

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

  South Azerbaijan Question in Evolution: Identity, Society, and Regional Security-By Emil Aslan Souleimanov and Josef Kraus Iranian Azerbaijanis have historically been considered the country’s most loyal ethno-linguistic 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 …

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Two Iranian Kabaddi Players Seek Asylum in Australia

Tabriz, South Azerbaijan, May 13 Two members of Iran’s national team have refused to return from the Kabaddi World Cup in Australia and say they are seeking asylum after being threatened with “severe punishment” by the head of Iran’s Kabaddi Federation. The federation had previously insisted that the two players …

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South Azerbaijan National Liberation Front (GAMAC) Releases a Statement for Supporting Olive Branch Operation of the Turkish Army

Southern Azerbaijan National Liberation Front (GAMAC) has released a Statement  in three languages: Turkish, English and Farsi for supporting Turkish Olive Branch Operations in Afrin-Syria. The statement also referred to the PKK’s terrorist policies and actions of Democratic Party of Kurdistan in West Azerbaijan and the alignment of the policies of the Iranian …

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