A Report on the
detainees who were celebrating the International Day of Mother
Today many of the
cities of Southern Azerbaijan have been transformed into
military barracks following the wide distribution of leaflets
calling for a popular protest on the International Day of Mother
Tongue on 21 February 2007.
According to the
news we received popular gatherings formed in a number of cities
despite the military and security forces. Security agents
attacked the people and rounded up the people.
celebrates this Day and reports that the following individuals
Today thousands of
young students and the people from all walks of life in Zengan
gathered in the Sebze Square to celebrate the Mother
Tongue Day. However, security forces resorted to violence and
used foul language to disperse them. Some 19 individuals were
arrested and the name of some of them include:
(writer and human right defender),
Jelil Qenili (Gheni-lu)
Rehmet Batat (beyaz?)
Seven numbers of
the above individuals are students.
Beyleri (a student of the Peyam University in Sulduz)
Haq-nezeri (25 years old and a writer in the student
publication of Bulud.
suppression of the people in the streets of Urmu spearheaded not
only by security forces but by Military units as well.
rounded up by security forces include:
(difficult to transcribe this name, it is written as:
The above have been
confirmed. In the past days those arrested include (Ismail
Javadi, Ehmed Qureyshi, Ebulfezl Alilu, Meherrem Huseyni kiya,
Huseyn Huseyni kia and Jefer Huseyni kia (father and sons). They
were take to the detention facility in the district of Doqquz
Pille, which is known to torture machinery. Also the
workplace of these individuals aqre shut down under official
seal in the Yekanlilar Arcade of the bazaar in Urmu.
20 – Kianush Yusifi
raided the residence of
His brother is
Mensur Jiddi, who is an expert in history, was released from
prison only recently. Also, other activists arrested today
security units raided Shirzad Hajilu’s father’s house in the
village Hesherud. In this raid a nuumner of security
agents took part and they thoroughly searched the house and took
away his books, films and his writings. According to the report,
Hajilu was not at home during the raids. He is the manager of
the NGO Evrin in Khoy.
21 February 2007