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Association for the Defence of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners (ADAPP)

The Association for the Defence of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners (ADAPP) works on the human rights situation facing Iran's minorities, and in particular, the Azerbaijani Turkic community. Iranian Azerbaijanis are mainly Shi'a Muslims and are acknowledged as Iran's largest minority, where they are generally believed to constitute between 25-30 percent of the population. The Azerbaijani Turkic society is mainly in the north and north-west of Iran, although significant communities are found throughout the country. In recent years, they have been calling for greater cultural and linguistic rights, such as the right to education in the Azerbaijani-Turkic language, and the right to celebrate Azerbaijani culture and history. However, these demands are violently suppressed by the Iranian authorities, resulting in execution, torture, persecution and imprisonment of Azerbaijani human rights activists.
The Association for the Defence of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners (ADAPP) works on the human rights situation facing Iran's minorities, and in particular, the Azerbaijani Turkic community. Iranian Azerbaijanis are mainly Shi'a Muslims and...
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