Consulate General in Tabriz examines information on detention of Azerbaijani citizens
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 1 / Trend /
The Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Tabriz is examining the information on the detention in Iran of Azerbaijani citizens. These are research fellow of the Institute of Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi of the National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), scientist-orientalist Khalida Khalid and her assistant Shamakh.
The Consulate General of Azerbaijan learned about the detention of the Azerbaijani citizens from media publications and the matter is currently under investigation, the Consulate General told Trend on Wednesday.
The academics were arrested in Tabriz on Tuesday by employees of the Ministry of Information Security and Intelligence of Iran, Iranian media reported. Their current location is unknown.
The Institute of Literature of Azerbaijan's Academy of Sciences has confirmed that the aforementioned persons are employed by the institute.