October 04, 2008

Concerns about state of Ayatollah Boroujerdi And his followers

Human Rights activists in Iran

Seyed Hosein Kazemeini Boroujerdi, dissident and opposed to Velayat-faqih clergyman, who is opposed to intervention of religion in politic and is the inside of separation of religion from government and return to traditional religion has publicly expressed his demand .
Conflict of security system with above-named and his followers at last after an uproarious process during last years led to siege of his house in Tehran in Mehr,15, 1385(Oct,7,2006) in order to detain him.
This siege in attendance of Ayatollah Boroujerdi's followers who were there to protect and support their religious leader caused to a contact between security forces and Ayatollah's followers. Finally on Sunday midnight in Mehr,16, 85(8,Oct,2006) security forces succeeded to detained Mr.Boroujerdi and more than 700 number of his followers.
Military and paramilitary forces severely hurt prisoners in the time of detention and after that by beating them. More than 30 accused were transferred to 209 section of Evin and others were transferred to 240 section and the main prison.
The SCC that is civil responsible for consideration on above-mentioned file, provide the situation for hundreds of prisoners who women consist most of them, be temporary released, by issuing an order containing releasing the prisoners under security.and transferred people to 209 section of Evin such as Ayatollah Boroujerdi were tortured and ill-treated and prisoners were temporary released by security after a few months but Mr. Boroujerdi.
It's necessary to say that some of prisoners spent short times in medical center after releasing because of hurt.
Finally ,an unpublicized court was held in Khordad 1386 to investigate charges of Ayatollah Boroujerdi and other 11 accused of file (2nd -12th ).
Mr. Boroujerdi who was suffering from diseases and physically weak, was denied permission to have a lawyer because of the special situation of court and holding session in SCC.
When session was finished, the accused were orally sentenced to death that led to several protests but the final sentences were announced for accused:
Ayatollah Seyed Hosein Kazemeini Boroujerdi was sentenced to imprisonment in Tehran for one year and 10 years in exile in Yazd prison and commandeer all of his properties and leave the court uniform and prestige ,
Masoud Samavatiyan:imprisonment and exile in Khorramabad prison for 5 years,Alireza Montazer-Saheb :imprisonment and exile to Kermanshah prison for 4 years, Ali Shahrabi-farhani:imprisonment and exile in Ghazvin prison for 4 years ,Habib Qovati : imprisonment and exile to Hamadan prison for 4years, Ahmad Karimiyn :imprisonment and exile for 4years, Majid Alasti : imprisonment and exile to Zanjan prison for 4 years , Mehrdad Souri :imprisonment for 2years, Mohammadreza Sadeghi :imprisonment for 2 years, Hasan harischiyan:imprisonment for 2 years,Ali Arbabi:imprisonment for 2 years.
Of course, above-named are the certain accused and hundreds of accused are waiting for the final vote of court about themselves.
All the above issued sentences had been stopped by effort of public opinion and Human Rights organizations, except for Mr.Boroujerdi.
What has concerned us as a group of Human Rights defenders is thay:
A) The physical state of Ayatollah Boroujerdi
According to the received reports Mr.Boroujerdi who is by now in the 500 section of Evin, is suffering from different kind of diseases like: heart failure, Parkinson's disease, kidney and lung problems.
He has been denied permission to have medical care despite of his critical situation. The most of his problems is the result of bad situation of prison and ill-treatment about him.
Lack of medical consideration on above-named may be causes his death. According to the Human Rights activists reports that received by relatives of above-named: releasing unreal matters by governmental news agencies and holding some sessions in attendance of security officials during last days as civil sessions that none of them and none of decisions have been said to lawyer, Ayatollah boroujerdi or even his relatives, have increased the concern of Human Rights activists in respect of security system decision on Ayatollah Boroujerdi and his followers.
B) Sentence execution for Ayatollah boroujerdi's followers
During this month 7numbers of main accused of Mr.boroujerdi's file were separately called to SCC, then were detained and transferred to prison for execution of sentence.
According to received reports the process of detention will be continued until covered other are waiting for final decision.
It's necessary to say that:
The court is calling accused separately and in certain times in order to prevent from exciting the public opinion and Human Rights activists on above-mentioned process.
Our demand:
Article eighteen of universal declaration on Human Rights explicitly expresses" Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Human Rights activists in Iran express" the conflict to this dissident clergyman and his followers because of their opinion that is different with government ideology is kind of explicit rejection of international obligatory treaty.
So, Human Rights activists in addiction to reject the conflict to these dissidents, express their deep concerns about Ayatollah Boroujerdi's state in prison who is denied permission to enjoy medical cares and ask judicial officials for providing the enough medical services for this conscience prisoner, also ask all believers in Humanities principle for attention to critical situation of this dissident clergyman.
Also we appeal Human Rights activists and media to attend and conflict to unpublicized process of arrest and detention of Ayatollah Boroujerdi's followers who are on the charge of having opinion different with opposition to freedom of opinion and speech
The secretariat of human Rights activists in Iran Tehran,

Mordad,30, 1387equel August,20, 2008

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