Political Prisoners

The leading members of the New South Azerbaijan National Awakening Movement, Latif Hasani, Ayet Mehrelibegli, Behbud Quluzade, Mahmud Fazli and Shehram Radmehr  are sentenced to 9 year in prison and were exiled to Rejayisher prison near Tehran.

 Said Matinpur a prominent journalist, Hasan Hergoli, a prominant musician,  Abdullah Saduqi, Hamid Malikzade, Aziz Purvali, Huseyin Ronagi Maleki, Ali Jabbari, Shahrokh Zamani, Vahid Sheykhbegli, Mehdi Shafiq, Mehdi Kukhian are also jailed for peaceful  attempt to secure basic cultural and linguistic rights. Exact number of Azerbaijani prisoners is unknown.

Sources: UNPO, UN, Amnesty International