Azerbaijan, Baku, June 22 / Trend , J. Babayeva/
Azerbaijan's Muasir Musavat opposition party held unauthorized protest action in front of the Iranian embassy on June 22.
"Nearly 50 party activists protested against repression and violence against compatriots in peaceful demonstrations staged after presidential elections in Iran. Three of them were arrested by police. The police office said the arrested party members will be released as soon as they give evidence," Muasir Musavat Chairman Hafiz Hajiyev said.
The Saturday clash with the police in Tehran claimed lives of 19 people, CNN reported with the reference to sources in hospitals
Thousands of people unhappy with results of the June 12 presidential elections in Iran launched protest actions which led to clash with the police. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the presidential elections by 63.6 percent of votes.
According to unconfirmed reports, the street clashes killed 150 people.
The police used tear gas, clubs and water cannons to disperse demonstrators.
Hajiyev said Iranian embassy did not accept resolution of the rally. "Protest actions in support of rights of Azerbaijanis in Iran will continue," he said.
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