Azerbaijani Activist Hamid Saghati Released after Completing Prison Sentence

Posted on: August 30th, 2018

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – On August 26, 2018, Azerbaijani activist Hamid Saghati was released from Tabriz Prison after serving four months.

In June of 2016, HRANA published a report on the arrest and detention of Hamid Saghati and five others in the city of Ardabil. An informed source confirmed to HRANA that Saghati was among a group of six sentenced in November of the same year.

The others charged in the case were sentenced as follows: Babak Avand and Esmaeil Fakhimi, four months’ imprisonment; Mehdi Amirinejad, two years’ imprisonment; and Habib Sasanian, nine years’ imprisonment.

In late June 2016, the Head of the East Azerbaijan Judiciary called the group “members of the six-member GAMU spying team”.

Ismail Afkhami Released from Central Prison of Tabriz

Posted on: June 18th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Dr. Ismail Afkhami, one of the six Turkish (Azeri) activists, who had been detained in Ardabil about a month ago, was released on the bail from Tabriz Central Prison on June 8. Yones Rahimi, another detainee of this group had already been released a few days ago.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Dr. Ismail Afkhami, one of the six Turkish (Azeri) activists, who had been detained in Ardabil about a month ago, was released on the bail from Tabriz Central Prison on June 8. (more…)