Date: 20 Sept 2006
Re MR. KAMRANI’S WAS RELEASED
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.
For and on behalf of
The Committee for the Defence of the Rights of World Azerbaijanis