Azerbaijani Consulate General presents note to Iranian Foreign Ministry (UPDATE)
Information was added about second Azerbaijani citizen detained in Iran (first version was posted at 13:59)
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 2/ Trend /
Surname of the second Azerbaijani citizen detained in Iran became known.
He is Shamkhal Huseynov, who is assistant of research fellow of the Institute of Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi of the National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), scientist-orientalist Khalida Khalid, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend.
Consulate General of Azerbaijan presented a note to the Iranian Foreign Ministry in connection with the detention in Iran of Azerbaijani citizen - 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 Shamkhal, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend.
As Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said, employees of the North-Western department of the Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tabriz confirmed the detention of Azerbaijani citizens to the Consulate General.
Consulate General sent a note on this matter to the relevant authorities in Iran, which demanded the Iranian side to clarify the details of the detention of Azerbaijani citizens and provide information on their location in the near future.
According to the ministry, Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry attaches great attention to this issue.
Earlier, Iranian law enforcement agencies verbally confirmed the detention of two Azerbaijani citizens, Azerbaijani Vice Consul in Tabriz, Nariman Orujaliyev told Trend on Thursday.
The Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Tabriz is examining the information on the detention in Iran of Azerbaijani citizens. 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 outlets 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.
Deputy Director of the Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) Muharram Gasimli confirmed reports of the detention of the Institute's Junior Research Fellow Khalida Khalid in Iran on Wednesday.
Khalida left on April 26 without a permit. She neither consulted with the leadership of the Institute about her departure, nor arranged a business trip, he said.