OghuzTV:On Friday June 30, 2017 hundreds of South Azerbaijani civil activists hold the anniversary in the Babak Castle in the memory of the Azerbaijani hero, Babak Khorramdin. This ceremony is held by the activists every year under the harsh control of the security forces of Iran. The South Azerbaijani activists come together to chant the slogans defending the nation’s rights like the mother tongue. They chant slogans giving their supports to the South Azerbaijani political prisoners and ask for their freedom.
The ceremony starts with the Azerbaijani folk music. The security forces and police interfere with stopping them, but the people around along with civil activists stop their interference. The moments go on while the police doesn’t have any choice but staying by and watching.
The slogans start to be chanted:
Turkish schools for everyone!
Freedom to all political prisoners!
Long live Azerbaijan!
Freedom to Siyamak Mirzayi!
They open the pan cards to remind the authorities the rights of South Azerbaijanis and releasing the political prisoners, especially Siyamak Mirzayi. Tohid Amir Amini, one the activists talks to the audience supporting Siyamak Mirzayi, the South Azerbaijani political prisoner and chants the right to have the schools in the mother tongue of the nation.
On the way back from the Castle tens of activists are beaten and arrested by the security forces and the police. An eleven year old kid is among the arrests.
Moraza Parvin, Rahim Norouzi, Hamed Ravaji, Akbar Jahangiri, Milad Akbari(11 years old) and Rahim Zareie are among the arrests. Some of them were detained and Akbar Jahangiri was taken to a secret place and the security forces don’t give any information to his family on his situation.