Iran: Arrests at funeral of activists in Khoy, West Azerbaijan



Source: Radio Zamaneh: Iranian security forces have arrested a number of Khoy citizens in northwestern Iran at the funeral for two prominent community activists in Azerbaijan.


The Association Defence of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners (ADAPP) reports that 60 people were arrested at the funeral of Ebrahim Jafarzadeh, his wife Mona Kahrobayi and their daughter Ayla.

The report indicated that the prominent activists and their daughter were killed in a “suspicious accident.”

The detainees reportedly include a number of Azerbaijani civil activists who have records of arrest and imprisonment for their social activities.

In recent months, several civil activists in Azerbaijan have been arrested by the authorities in connection with protests over the drying of Lake Oroumiyeh.





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