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Iran: Azerbaijani minority members detained in Iran

, Index number: MDE 13/082/2011

Twenty-nine people, including Abdollah Sadoughi, a member of the Iranian Azerbaijani minority, were arrested on 24 August 2011 in Tabriz, north-west Iran. Abdollah Sadoughi’s health has deteriorated following a hunger strike. They may all be prisoners of conscience, held solely for their peaceful activities in defence of their minority’s rights.

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