Azerbaijani scholar illegally imprisoned in Iran over 1 year
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 27 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
Azerbaijani scholar is under illegal arrest in Iran more than a year.
The Committee for the Protection of Rights of Rashid Aliyev spread information concerning the arrest of the scholar at a press-conference at the International Press-Center of Trend Company. Aliyev is a leading engineer of the laboratory of physics and biological systems of the Institute for Physical Problems in Baku State University.
Aliyev worked in Iranian company 'Sazan Eleсtronics Industry' in 2006-2008 on the invitation of this company and within the agreement on cooperation with the Baku State University.
Head of the company has repeatedly suggested the scientist to move to Iran for permanent living. But Aliyev did not accept this proposal, and returned to his homeland soon.
After persistent requests of the director Abbas Eftekhari, Aliyev returned to Iran for a short perod on October 5. On October 6 he was arrested under the pretext of problems with visa.
Mammadov said that the corresponding organizations in Iran got letters with a request to investigate the reasons of the scholar's arrest and release. The Iranian Embassy in Azerbaijan was also informed. However, Aliyev's family has not got any official information on the reasons for the scholar's arrest.
The committee and the scholar's family call on the appropriate organizations to assist in Aliyev's release and return to his homeland.
Aliyev has suspended his scientific activity. He voluntarily went to serve in the army when he was 38.
He installed communication systems in N unit of the special purpose till 1999. He participated in organizing and conducting tests in military units of laser technology for special purposes.
He was also involved in overhaul of some vessels of Border Troops, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
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