Political party addresses with initiative to conduct meeting in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 22 / J. Babayeva /
Azerbaijani opposition party Modern Musavat addressed with initiative to conduct joint meeting as a sign of protest against pressure and repressions towards Azerbaijanis living in Iran.
"Modern Musavat Party applied to other political parties to conduct joint meeting. Slogans as a sign of protest against unfair results of presidential elections in Iran and violation of Azerbaijani population's rights of Iran will be voiced at the meeting," chairman of the party Hafiz Hajiyev told Trend on June 22.
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.
According to unofficial information, roughly 30 million Azerbaijanis live in Iran.
Hajiyev regrets that Azerbaijani opposition parties pay no attention to Azerbaijanis' rights living in Iran.
"Only Modern Musavat supported compatriots living in Iran and conducted action of protest.
We will conduct such actions regularly.
Opposition parties demonstrate double standards on several parties," chairman of Modern Musavat party Hafiz Hajiyev said.
Do you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at [email protected]