As a result of national movement in South Azerbaijan, 24 Azerbaijanis were killed and nearly 700 arrested, Trend reports quoting Jahandar Bayoglu, chairman of Committee or protection of national movement of South Azerbaijan.
Bayoglu said nearly 30 Azerbaijanis had been arrested on June 29-30 while rallying to Babek fortress. В"Iranian regime mobilized all forces to kill national movement in South Azerbaijan, they say Azeri movement is supposedly financed by the USA. But Azerbaijanis will do their best to defend their rightsВ", he said.
Besides, Bayoglu said arrested leaders of national movement Ahmed Heydaroglu, GAsan Azerbaijani, Gamin Imani, Gasan Er and others are tortured in jails. Despite the suppression of national movement in South Azerbaiajn, he added, the fight began for freeing the arrested.