OghuzTV:On May 15, 2016 Mehdi Amirnezhad, Habib Sasaniyan, Babak Avand, Hamid Saghafi and Esmaiel Afkhami were arrested by Iran’s security forces. Iran’s security forces have blamed them establishing the National Army of South Azerbaijan and being members in and spying the country to the government of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Mehdi Amirnezhad has been charged for two years in the prison by the Revolutionary Court of Iran in he city of Tabriz for the blames.
Habib Sasaniyan the other activist has been in detainee for more than fifteen months in unspecified status. He’s been blamed by the security forces of Iran establishing the National Army of South Azerbaijan and spying the country to the government of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He has not met the court after more than fifteen months in detainee. The activist has started the hunger strike for 44 days protesting his unclear status. He is suffering the health problems during his detainee and hunger strike. Bleeding in stomach, high blood pressure and kidney problems have been reported to Oguz TV. He has lost 15 kilos during his hunger strike, his wife says.
And the other three activists, Hamid Saghafi, Esmaiel Afakhami and Babak Avand have been charged for four months in prison for the same fake blames.
South Azerbaijanis have protested for these activists focusing the situation of Habib Sasaniyan in the city of Ardabil by pasting his photos on the walls in down town and crowded areas asking for his freedom.
That was Oguz TV’s special report on the situation of the five South Azerbaijani activists and 44th day of the hunger strike of Habib Sasaniyan.