Iran: Activist detained for publishing Azeri calendar

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Mehdi Ghamari Binisly, an Azeri activist who lives in Tehran, was arrested by security forces last week in relation to a case involving the publishing of an Azeri calendar. He has been taken to an unknown location. The calendar in question was in Turkish and various events, including the Mother Tongue Day and images of a number of political personalities were included in it.

Other reports indicate that the detention order for Behnam Nourmohammadi, who was arrested on March 13 for the same case, was extended by the prosecutor until April 30.  Nourmohammadi was previously arrested in 2012 along with 13 others for participating in the funeral of a former political activist in Khoy. He was charged with spreading propaganda against the government and was released some time later on bail.

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