No.: 384/2006

Date: 20 Sept 2006

 The Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva,

  Please circulate this letter to Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers


CC       Mrs. Harrison, Amnesty International, London

Dear sir/madam,


We are delighted to inform you that Mr. Kamrani, a Southern Azerbaijani human rights lawyer, is finally free, albeit for the time being, to enjoy his human rights of liberty, so dear to every human being. Please see the translation of the news item below.

Mr. Kamrani’s detention triggered statements and actions from different headquarters of human rights observers, some of which we do know, e.g. Urgent Actions by Amnesty International and the support expressed by the Law Society for England and Wales. We also gather that many other individuals and organisations played an appropriate role but in confidence. We wish to thank all these well wishers and pay our tribute to them and in particular to Amnesty International and similar organisations for their role and contributions.

However, we wish to emphasise that Mr. Kamrani was deprived of his liberty and is awaiting a sentence. We are confident that Mr. Kamrani is innocent and trust that the mobilised campaign shall not abate until securing his unconditional liberty. We therefore appeal to the UN OHCHR to exert their pressure on the Iranian authorities to quash the case against Mr. Kamrani and also to condemn the perpetrators for depriving him of his liberty.

We also hope that the world realises that the peaceful struggle of Southern Azerbaijani national movement is mature and firm, thanks to the resistance of:

·         Our human right lawyers like Mr. Kamrani,

·         Activists like Mr. Leysanli (Lesani),

·         Many cultural activists , e.g. the 65 years old composer Mr. Hesen Azerbaijan, sentenced to lashes, and

·         Possibly up to 1000 prisoner of conscience already in Iranian dungeons.

Yours faithfully,

Boyuk Resuloglu

For and on behalf of

The Committee for the Defence of the Rights of World Azerbaijanis

The Translation of the News Item on Mr. Saleh Kamrani


Saleh Kamrani, an Azerbaijani lawyer, was released in the last hours of Monday 18 September 2006 after enduring more than three months of imprisonment in the Evin Prison with suspension. His wife Mrs. Esgeri, stated to the reporter of the Webblog Haq regarding her husband’s expected sentence that the court has completed its procedures but no sentence has been issued yet. (Translator’s Note: with suspension is a direct translation and we believe it is meant: released under bail).

It should be mentioned that Saleh Kamrani was arrested by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence on 14 June 2006 when leaving his office in Tehran but his family did not know his whereabouts for a few days. Finally, after three months of detention he was tried on the charge of propaganda against the system.

The Source Text in as published in


صالح کامرانی آزاد شد

صالح کامرانی وکیل آذربایجانی در آخرین ساعات دوشنبه ۲۷ شهریور پس از تحمل بیش از سه ماه حبس در زندان اوین به صورت تعلیقی آزاد شد.خانم اصغری با اعلام خبر آزادی همسرش در مقابل سئوال خبرنگار وبلاگ حق در مورد حکم دادگاه کامرانی گفت:دادگاه رسیدگی به پرونده به اتمام رسیده است اما هنوز حکم صادر نشده است. 

لازم به ذکر است صالح کامرانی در تاریخ ۲۴ خردادماه هنگام خروج از دفتر کارش در تهران توسط نیروهای اداره اطلاعات دستگیر شد و خانواده اش تا چند روز از بازداشت او مطلع نبودند.او نهایتا پس از حدود سه ماه بازداشت چهارشنبه گذشته به اتهام تبليغ عليه نظام محاکمه شد.

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