The Latest Status of 6 Detained Civil Rights Activists

HRANA News Agency – Approximately one month since 6 Turk (Azeri) activists have been arrested, Habib Sasanian has stated in a short phone call with his family that he was being kept in the intelligence centre. Dr. Esmail Afkhami, other detainee of this group has been transferred to central prison of Tabriz. But still there is no information about the fate of other 4.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), about a month ago, Habib Sasanian (Yakamouz), along with other activists, Dr. Esmail Afkhami, Mehdi Javanzadeh, Hamid Saghafi, Babak Avand and Younes Rahimi, who were all active in the issue of Ghareh-Bagh and Armenia, were arrested and transferred to an unknown location.
Among them, only Dr. Esmail Afkhami was transferred to central prison of Tabriz.
Habib Sasanian, other activist and resident of Ardabil, informed his family in a phone call that he was being kept in the intelligence service in Tabriz.
There is no information about the fate of other arrestees, even though it is said that their families are under pressure for not contacting media.

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