HRANA News Agency – Although a number of detainees have been released after being arrested in a gathering held in Tabriz [Capital of East Azerbaijan Province, Iran] on April 2, 2011, reports indicate that three of them were transferred to the Intelligence Agency in town.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the three civil rights activists of Azerbaijan have been identified as Habib Poorvali, Jalil Alamdar Millani and Hojat Mokhtarzadh. Meanwhile a large number of those detained on April 2, 2011 in Tabriz have been released on bail ranging from approximately $5,000 to $10,000.
On April 2, 2011, civil rights activists gathered in Azerbaijan Tabriz Square to protest bad government policies and the increasing rate by which Lake Urmia has been drying out. During this demonstration, at least seventy individuals were arrested.