Parliamentary Speaker: problem with Azeri scientists arrested in Iran is studied
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 12 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
Rashid Aliyev, who is head engineer and physicist at the Biological Laboratory of the Institute for Physical Problems at Baku State University, worked for the Iranian Sazan Elektronics Industry company from 2006-2008.
The company's head repeatedly asked the scientist to move to Iran during their activities. However, Aliyev refused the proposal and returned to Azerbaijan. After numerous requests by company's Director Abbas Eftekhari, Aliyev returned to Iran for a short period Oct. 5. He was arrested on the following day for alleged visa problems.
"Aliyev's arrest has no relation to the contract signed between our firm and Baku State University," Eftekhari told Trend earlier. Meanwhile, Eftekhari believes that Aliyev was arrested for security issues."
The Azerbaijani Justice Ministry sent an inquiry to the Iranian government after his arrest.
Aliyev is being held at the Evin Jail's Fifth Building.
Aliyev suspended his scientific activity in the private sector when he voluntarily went to serve in the army at age 38. He installed special purpose communications systems until 1999 and later organized and conducted laser technology tests for the military.
The question of the Azerbaijani scientist arrested in Iran is being studied, the Azerbaijani parliamentary speaker said.
"Despite appeals by Iranian members of parliament (MP) to the chairman for release of Rashid Aliyev, the problem remains unsolved," MP Fazil Mustafa, the chairman of the Great Establishment Party said.
Mustafa asked the chairman to raise once again this question during his next visit to Iran.