Tuesday, July 17, 2012

News at Eleven: There are fears that Farid Huseynzade, 23

and Shahriyar Hajizade, 21, have fallen victim to the deteriorating diplomatic relationship.

They were returning by bus from a poetry festival in the Iranian town of Maraga when they were arrested in the city of Tabriz on May 3.

The foreign ministry in Baku sent five formal notes requesting an explanation before Tehran replied, saying merely that the two were accused of committing "a crime".

from Institute for War & Peace Reporting: Iran Holds Azeri Poets on Mystery Charges
then Kabir News: Azerbaijan Advises Against Travel to Iran


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