Southern Azerbaijan: Repression Against Southern Azerbaijani Turks Continuing In Iran
Below is an article published by Southern Azerbaijan National Awakening Movement (SANAM) :
Doctor Latif Hasani, a peaceful Southern Azerbaijani human rights activist has started hunger strike to protest the inhumane and brutal condition in the Iranian regime’s prison. He has been in jail for two months since his arrest by the security and intelligence forces (Ettelaat) forces of the mullah regime. In his last telephone call with family members about a week ago, Mr. Latif described the torturous conditions that he faced in jail and told his family that he was going to start hunger strike to protest the Iranian regime’s policies and actions. His condition is currently unknown, and his family report the call was ended immediately after Dr. Hasani’s report.
Innocent human-rights activist are being prosecuted as if they were murderers or serial killers. In fact, these human loving people have adopted their life for democracy. The only rights they want to have are the ones listed in United Nation’s (UN) International Declaration of human-rights. But the Iranian regime is resisting to treating them in humanitarian conditions. Arrest, jail, one men prison-cells and tortures have become everyday matter for Southern Azerbaijani Turks. The Iranian mullah regime must know that it will not be able to stop non-Persian ethnicities from gaining their rights. Southern Azerbaijani Turks have the right to self-determination. Millions of non-Persian ethnicities living in Iran have their own plan for their nation’s future. Brutality and cruelty are not in the list.