Azerbaijan, Baku, June 4 / Trend, T. Jafarov /
Researcher at the Institute of Literature of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences Khalida Ismayilova (Khalida Khalid) and her driver Shamhal Huseynov have been freed in Iran and transferred to the Azerbaijani side, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Elman Abduallyev said on Monday.
According to the information, they will return to Azerbaijan soon.
It should be stressed that researcher at the Nizami Institute of Literature and scientist-orientalist Khalida Khalid and her assistant Shamhal Huseynov were arrested in Tabriz on April 30 by the employees of the Iranian Ministry of Information, Security and Intelligence, the Iranian media reported earlier.
Azerbaijan has delivered two notes to the Iranian Foreign Ministry in connection with the detention of its citizens.