December 19, 2010

The letter of Mr. Reza Pahlavi to His Excellency Ban Ki-moon concerning Ayatollah Seyed Hossein Kazemeiny Boroujerdi

His Excellency Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of United Nations
The United Nations

New York, N.Y 10017
Dec. 17th, 2010

Your Excellency,
Ayatollah Seyed Hossein Kazemeiny Boroujerdi, a holy man, a long time vocal advocate of the separation of church and state and an opponent of the current regime in Tehran, is in dire circumstances as a result of long term imprisonment and physical and psychological torture. Reports indicate enduring the torture has caused Ayatollah Boroujerdi to lose much of his sight to the point that he is no longer able to even recognize objects and people around him.

December 15, 2010

Supporters of Ayatollah Boroujerdi arrested

 14 December 2010
supporters of ayatollah boroujerdi arrested
Seven followers of dissident cleric Ayatollah Sayed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi, detained since 2006, have been arrested, six of them on 8 November 2010 and the seventh on 6 December. Their whereabouts are unknown. They are believed to be prisoners of conscience, held only because of their religious beliefs.
Five women, Tayebeh Hosseini, Narges Ghaffarzadeh, Forough Hematyar, Maryam Azimi, Roya Eraqi and one man, Mohammad Reza Sadeghi, all followers of Ayatollah Boroujerdi, were arrested at their homes, believed to be in Tehran, on 8 November after members of the security forces raided their houses, searching them and confiscating personal belongings and documents, including computers and laptops. Since then, their families have not been informed of their whereabouts.

December 12, 2010

Imprisoned Iranian Ayatollah Offers Hanukkah Greetings to Jews

Center for Islamic Pluralism: The name of Iranian ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi is little known outside his own country, which is unfortunate. Ayatollah Boroujerdi has been held in Tehran's notorious Evin prison since 2006.

December 09, 2010

Ayatollah Kazemeini-Boroujerdi Supporter Mohamad Mehmannavaz Arrested

Mohamad Mehmannavaz, is a 39 year old civil engineer who graduated from Tehran University of Technology.
He was seriously injured during the 2006 clashes. He had once been arrested by the security forces in 2007 and was later released on bail after confinement in Ward 209.
The authorities have not disclosed his whereabouts or the reason for his arrest. Several of his supporters have been threatened by the Intelligence Ministry over the phone.

December 06, 2010

Happy new year of the Jews, Hanukkah celebration

Hanukkah is the celebration of the Jewish New Year. We celebrate this time with all adherents of these great religions. We join in the celebration of all religious beliefs and traditions afforded to all people.
We come to this joint celebration through our common vision for freedom and peace. Unlike the current anti-Semitic regime of Iran who creates animosity and hatred among those who descend from the prophet Ibrahim.
Mr. Boroujerdi respects peaceful acceptance of different religious beliefs. In the past several years he has been imprisoned in the inhuman conditions of the Islamic Republic of Iran prison system.

November 22, 2010

Six Followers of Imprisoned Cleric Arrested

Five days ago, the homes of supporters of dissident and imprisoned cleric Seyed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi were attacked and six people arrested. No information about their whereabouts or fate is known. A source close to Boroujerdi told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that on the afternoon of Monday, 8 November 2010, security forces went to the homes of several of his supporters. Forces stormed and searched the homes, destroying furniture, and taking away personal documents, cash, precious objects, computers, and laptops belonging to the individuals and their families. According to the source, the search and confiscation of personal belongings of the arrested individuals was undertaken unlawfully. The individuals were: Dr. Roya Eraqhi, Forough Hematyar, Maryam Azimi, Tayebeh Hosseini, Narges Ghaffarzadeh; and Mr. Mohammad Reza Sadeghi.

November 16, 2010

The sudden transfer of Mr.Boroujerdi to an unknown place

According to the news received from Evin prison, on Saturday morning, November13, oppressive officials of regime transferred Mr.Boroujerdi to an unknown location. Reports say that the sudden transfer of Mr.Boroujerdi from special section for clergy has been along with beating and insulting while Mr.Boroujerdi is exposed to be paralyzed and blind and also he has been deprived of using of medical leave for an hour over five years that he was arrested and tortured.

November 10, 2010

6 numbers of Mr. Boroujerdi’s followers were arrested

According to the report received; 6 numbers of the followers of the imprisoned opponent of Vilayat-e-Faqih, Seyed Hosein Kazemeini Boroujerdi, were arrested and transferred to an unknown place on Monday night Oct 8, 2010. Mr. Mohammad-Reza Sadeghi, Mrs. Maryam Azimi, Tayyebeh Hoseini, Forough Hemat-Yar, Narges Ghafarzadeh and Roya Eraghi are the people who have been arrested by the suppressor regime of Vali-e-Faqih only for their advocacy of Mr. Boroujerdi. As yet no clear and explicit charge has been stated about them. It is clear that such this illegal arrest is done to put more pressure on Mr. Boroujerdi to leave his opposition to Vali-e-Faqih and resign himself to what the regime wants.

November 01, 2010

Ayatollah Boroujerdi Warns Of Plot Against Political Prisoners

HARANA : Tehran, 1th November 2010-- In a message released today, Ayatollah Boroujerdi warned, “Now that Iran’s theocratic leaders have lost all domestic and international credibility, they have devised plots to execute prisoners in every possible way. As neither international observers nor even local inspectors are allowed to visit prisons, threats and assassination attempts against jailed dissidents are now on the increase. “

October 24, 2010

Dissident cleric beaten in jail after he challenges Hezbollah leader over Iran aid

FDI: Dissident cleric Ayatollah Kazemeyni-Borujerdi was beaten in Evin prison on Oct. 17, just days after he sent a caustic message to Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrollah. Like other political prisoners, Borujerdi is occasionally allowed to use the telephone in the prison courtyard to communicate with his family members. (Cellphones are strictly forbidden to political prisoners in Evin, despite the claims of at least one former prisoner that he managed to smuggle one in).

October 17, 2010

Ayatollah Boroujerdi was given beating in Evin prison

HARANA news agency- Saturday Oct 16th, 2010, in the afternoon the boss of the Special section for clergy in Evin prison, cursed and insulted Mr.Boroujerdi for several times and injured him by using baton.
Based on the reports received by HARANA reporters; one of the prisoners has said this savage action was taken place due to his repeated protests against violating and trampling upon the basic rights.

October 14, 2010

Challenging questions of Mr. Boroujerdi from Seyed Hasan Nasrollah, Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary General

Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi, a most vocal opponent of theocracy in Iran has written to Hassan Nassrallah criticising him for supporting the creation of an Islamic Republic in Lebanon and hosting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recent visit to the country.
Ayatollah Boroujerdi, who has been incarcerated in Evin prison since 2006, has demanded that Mr. Nassrollah address four vital questions:

1. Is religious dictatorship more detrimental to faith in the Divine and his Prophet or the state of Israel?

October 08, 2010

October 8, the beginning of the fifth anniversary of Ayatollah Boroujerdi's arrest and attack on him

On October 7, 2006, special unit with police and security forces completely surrounded Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi's house, and at dawn on October 8, they raided this popular cleric's home. He along with his family and hundreds of his supporters were arrested.
According to the statements of some eye-witnesses the aggressors used firearms in addition to tear-gas, batons and shocker and with big destructive cars, broke the doors of houses. All the people had come to the scene to prevent Mr.Boroujerdi's arrest, were injured and some also suffered from irreparable physical injuries and diseases so that some of them passed away including Ms. Fatima Nakhy, Mr.Boroujerdi's mother, who was hospitalized after her release from prison and died in February at the same year.

September 27, 2010

Boroujerdi's Open Letter to the UN Human Rights Council

Tehran, 27th September 2010— In an appeal addressed to the President and Members of the UN Human Rights Council, the dissident Iranian cleric Ayatollah Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi has called on the United Nations and its relevant organs “to investigate the abuses taking place in Iran and the Middle East as a consequence of intervention of religion into politics thus paving the way for the passage of a resolution supporting the separation of state from religion.”
In the appeal which was read at the headquarters of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on the 23rd September, by the Iranian journalist Nazenin Ansari, Mr. Boroujerdi called on the international community “to ensure that the regime in Tehran accepts a free and fair referendum carried out under the supervision of international monitors so that the people of Iran can once again become masters of their own destiny.”
A summary of Mr. Boroujerdi’s activities prior to his arrest in 2006 and torturous conditions under which he has been held in the notorious Evin prison preceded the address. A copy of the appeal has been sent to Ms Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Your Excellencies, President and Members of the UN Human Rights Council,
Please accept my greetings to you all from inside the torturous and inhuman prison of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

September 25, 2010

Family Of Jailed Iranian Dissident Cleric Appeals To UN Chief

Radio Free Europe:The family of dissident Iranian cleric Ayatollah Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi has written to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asking him to address human rights violations in Iran at the 65th session of the UN General Assembly that opens today, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
A supporter of the separation of religion from the state, Boroujerdi was arrested in October 2006 on charges including "enmity with God" and "spreading propaganda against the Islamic republic." He has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

September 22, 2010

Mr.Kazemeini Boroujerdi’s family wrote a letter of complaint to the UN secretary-General

HARANA news agency;
By a letter Mr.Kazemeini Boroujerdi’s family asked the UN Secretary-General in 65th session of general assembly to consider human rights violation and the state of political prisoners in Iran.

The text of letter is as follows;

Dear Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary-General;

This complaint is sent to you on the threshold of the 5th year of the illegal imprisonment of Mr.Seyed Hosein Kazemeini Boroujerdi, ideological and political prisoner in Iran. The dissident who has been detained on Oct 8, 2006 and has spent some difficult and severe years in general sections and solitary confinement of Iran prisons only because of his advocacy of the thesis “separation of religion from politics”.

September 20, 2010

It’s Not Left Wing, It’s Not Right Wing, It’s the Right Thing: No Engagement, No War, It’s Time to Support the Will of the Iranian People

Published on 16 September 2010 by MN in Iran
National Security Law Brief: The Green Movement has evolved from “where is my vote” and demands of reform have shifted to demanding outright regime change in which a secular democracy is the end goal.  The slogan of the movement has become ”Esteghlal(independence), Azadi (Freedom), Jomhouri Irani (Republic of Iran)”. The overwhelming consensus among the opposition is for a secular democratic government which respects basic human rights but those people who come out and say this are then targeted and forced to fear the wrath of the Iranian regime desperately trying to keep hold of its last remaining vestiges power. One of Iran’s most respected and senior clerics, Ayatollah Kazemeini Borojerdy, who advocates separation of religion and government and has been put into prison under brutal conditions for expressing his views. Heshmat Tabarzadi, a leading freedom activist advocates the separation of religion and government as well as invocation and adherence to a constitution based on the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Mr. Tabarzadi spent nine years in Evin prison following the uprising in 1999 and after expressing his views which were published in the Wall Street Journal in 2009, he was again arrested and is currently in prison. In addition, Moussavi and Karoubi have noted the right of the people to chose their future for themselves.

September 17, 2010

Risk of Impending Stroke for Kazemeyni Boroujerdi in Evin Prison

The Committee of Human Rights Reporters: Sources in Iran have reported that over the past few months Kazemeyni Boroujerdi has suffered headaches, dizziness, nausea, visual disturbances, numbness in his limbs, and has frequently lost his balance and fallen to the ground.
According to statements by Evin prison clinic doctors who examined Boroujerdi, these symptoms are suspected to be the result of a brain tumor.

September 09, 2010

Increasing pressure on Mr. Boroujerdi to interview to television according

According to the reports to "Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran" on Wednesday, September 9, Mr. Boroujerdi was insulted for several times for protesting of the lack of facilities and violations of basic human rights of prisoners by officials of Evin prison.
This Dissident jailed has been said repeatedly, "Why do you send out the News inside the prison? Don’t you stop the propaganda against the Islamic Republic   even from here (from inside the prison)? You should condemned America (U.S.A.) instead of hostility and oppression of this system in a television program in order that we provide the conditions of your hospitalization in a hospital. And ….”
Mr. Boroujerdi responded as the following: "I'm not political. I simply advocate separation of religion and state and that’s why I have been imprisoned and tortured for years. Mullahs and officials of Iran do crimes not America (U.S.A.). You want to kill all prisoners of conscience. If world has not been informed, you will kill all of us (all prisoners). The regime’s inhuman performance caused the global response and …”

September 07, 2010

The prevention of cure for Ayatollah Boroujerdi because of his propaganda against country system

HRANA - Despite the fact that the vision of Ayatollah Kazemaini Boroujerdi is in serious danger, the authorities prevent him from being transferred to a hospital.
According to HRANA reports , as a result of mistreatment and having been kept in contaminated environment for the past four years, Ayatollah Boroujerdi is severely suffering from illness in his right eye.
According to a physician from Evin prison who examined Boroujerdi last week, he confirmed due to detachment of retina he has lost 80% of his vision.

August 26, 2010

Clergy uniform, a symbol of anti-pacifism and avarice

Clergy uniform, a symbol of anti-pacifism and avarice I was in my cell, thinking of Mabas day that is a festival and great day for governors and an undesirable day for other people. I told my lock and cell that bravo to my 30th father (Prophet Mohammad) who the aim of his mission was so great, but now it has been reversed and altered by worldly governors!

August 14, 2010

Solidarity with political and opinion prisoners in Iran

Dr. Hassan Nayeb Hashem, has gone on hunger strike for prisoners in Iran . Today is his 10th day of his hunger strike .His 10th day of Hunger strike is because of supporting Ayatollah Boroujeri who has imprisoned because of thinking different from regime.

August 08, 2010

Iran's Revolution Has Only Just Begun

Meanwhile, Iranian human-rights organizations tirelessly report on the dreadful treatment of political prisoners, and Green movement leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi ceaselessly demand their release. In the past year, the Greens have rapidly expanded their movement, reaching out to workers' organizations, women's groups, ethnic and religious minorities, veterans of the Iran-Iraq War, and a plethora of brave clerics including the Ayatollah Sayed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi, who continues to denounce the Islamic Republic from a cell in Evin prison where he's been confined since October 2006.

August 01, 2010

Dissident Cleric Hossein Kazemini Boroujerdi Banned from Prison Visit with His Family

RAHANA: When the family of Hossein kazemini Boroujerdi went to visit him in prison on July 24th, the authorities did not allow them to meet him and claimed that based on a order from the Clerical Court, prison visits with the detained clerics has been reduced to once a month.
According to the RAHANA reporter, his family has not been allowed to visit him for 4 months.

July 29, 2010

Unsanitary food distributed in the Special Clerical Ward of Evin prison

On Tuesday, July 27th prisoners in the Special Clerical Ward of Evin prison went on food strike due to the continued distribution of contaminated and unsanitary food. 

Based on reports from Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the distributed food contains insects and vermin. Some of the prisoners who were unaware of the contamination and consumed the food delivered to them have become extremely ill, suffering from various digestive and stomach problems for which they were transferred to the prison infirmary.

July 27, 2010

Deteriorating Physical Condition of Ayatollah Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi

HRANA- Ayatollah Hossien Kazemeyni Boroujerdi’s health is at serious risk as he serves his sentence in horrible conditions in Evin Prison.
HRANA has learned that prison officials are preventing the treatment of this political prisoner who is suffering from serious conditions in his eyes and legs.

July 18, 2010

Mr. Boroujerdi has been deprived of visitation for a long time

According to the report of Iran Human Rights and Democracy Activists; Mr. Boroujerdi has been deprived of visitation since March 14, 2010 for 4 months and as he has lost the most part of his vision due to tortures and the lack of treatment, so he doesn’t accept to have cabin visitation.
It is clear that it is so necessary and essential for a prisoner who has been under physical and psychological tortures for 4 years continuously and without even one day off, to have visitation with his family half an hour per week, but the dictators ruling Iran .in order to torture their opponents more deny them have this basic and primary right

July 06, 2010

The combination of State and Islam, a carnal idea Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi- June 2010

The greetings of the tormented captive in Evin prison to the Creator who created nothing, but beauty, grace and kindness.
Greetings to the messengers who have no mission, but broadcasting love, kindness and friendship.
With respect for dear Iran that is suffering under the most severe forms of discriminations, oppressions and criminality. Iran’s current history registers all disgraces and scandals inflicted upon the holy presence of God by barbaric religious authorities.
Indeed, monotheistic religions are free from the possession, control, and distortions of worldly irreligious men. You will never witness any pressures, threats and physical and psychological tortures committed by leaders of these religions. Under these religions, even the sentence of eternal hell is transformed into heaven by the grace and intercession of God. We see the kindness and tenderness of our Lord in the stories of the prophets as He caresses His people in His great and kind embrace.
When religion and politics are combined, opportunities for deceit, ruse and, crime will appear. The Lord of purity, goodness and happiness will change to the ghoul of torture, torment and violence. This principle is in accordance with this verse of holy Quran which says: (“و یخرجون الناس من دین الله افواجا” means the people leave Allah’s religion in crowds) will become certain. I wish I were dead and I had never seen such these deplorable and lamentable days.

July 03, 2010

The probability of exiling Kazemeini Boroujerdi to a far and deserted place

According to the report received by RAHANA News Agencies of Iran; the authorities of the Special Court for Clergy have threatened Ayatollah Boroujerdi to exile to a far and deserted place where any kind of communication is not possible.
This happening is because of Ayatollah Boroujerdi’s two letters which written in Evin prison and disseminated out of the prison. In this letter Ayatollah Boroujerdi has criticized the current situation of the country and asked for “the separation of religion from politics”. Based on the report of RAHANA; the authorities of the Special Court for Clergy have said nothing about the probable exile place of this imprisonment clergy.

July 01, 2010

The Outrage and Opposition to Political Islam The New statement of Mr. Boroujerdi from Evin prison

With courtesy and respect for the Creator that respects humans with the verse of Quran
{« و لقد کرّمنا بنی آدم » [We really made humans respectful]} respected and has never wanted humans to suffer disgrace and poverty. With all my heart, I have dedicated my whole existence for to the Lord. His charters and commands have enhanced human dignity and His banner and flag has been {« لقد خلقنا الانسان فی احسن تقویم »
[We really create human in the best condition]}. God has never commanded the torment and persecution of human beings that are the best creature in the universe. God has always respected and appreciated His best creation, [the human being], and has never subjected His creation to any form of legal difficulty and torment. Many years of my life have been spent on religious preaching and propagating the culture of real and peaceful religion. And I always devoted my life to communicating God’s kindness and gifts to people and to attracting […] people without any expectations. Divine success in my mission was so great that masses of my compatriots are brought together in the spiritual assemblies although the regime denies us access to the mass media. The success of my movement created fear in the hearts of the insular religious authorities. The authorities refuse to tolerate a community of believers that escaped from their religion of violence. The regime used force to destroy views and rituals which demonstrate that Islam is incompatible with politics. As a result, infants were subjected to total cruelty, young people were tortured, the elderly were treated without mercy, and some people were murdered.

June 12, 2010

The Iranian government has failed its people - Further sanctions unavoidable


Sanctions are necessary - Iranian leadership must allow election anniversary protests
On the occasion of the UN Security Council's vote on sanctions against Iran and the first anniversary of the protests against electoral fraud during the Iranian presidential elections of 12 June 2009, Barbara Lochbihler (Greens/EFA, DE), Chair of the European Parliament delegation for relations with Iran, made the statement below.
"Mock executions, torture, rape, death sentences - the record points to a terrible human rights situation. Since June 2009, when hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in Tehran, the Basij militia and other security forces have been harshly cracking down on all opposition forces.

June 10, 2010

The letter of Ms.Victoria Azad to Dr.Ban Ki-Moon, The secretary – General of the United Nation and Human Rights Agencies


Dr. Ban ki-Moon, The secretary – General of the United Nation
Dr. Navi Pilay, The high commissar for UN Human Rights
Europe Union Human Rights Commission
Amnesty International
Human Rights Watch

Your Excellency!
According to recent events and evidence put forward by various independent human right organizations, the Islamic republic of Iran has put the people under immense pressure and dissidents are being imprisoned under false accusations such as “acting against national security”, espionage and even high treason.
These detainees are tortured both physically and mentally and now the government is using increased executions as a deterrent method.
We are sure that you are well informed on the recent five political executions and no doubt additional executions will take place.

June 09, 2010

Statement by Ayatollah Boroujerdi

June 2010
In the name of God, beautiful and merciful,

In memory of the creator who forbade oppression and ordered kindness. Thanks to a religion that did not permit tyranny and condemned dictatorship.
Lord: now that our people are burned in the injustice of the state religion […] I am prepared for a red death and will reveal the crimes of a political Islam through my death.
Lord: long years of torment of this government have led to the collapse of my organs and destruction of my life. I do not forget the moment when one of the leaders in Palestine was released from an Israeli prison after a long time and we saw him on television: fit, healthy and cheery; contradicting all negative propaganda in the ruling media about the prisons in Israel. Comparing this with my own situation as an independent religious leader shows a horrific reality.

June 08, 2010

The intensification of governmental actions for ruining some of prisoners

During last days ideological and political prisoners have been put in more pressures. An official of Evin prison said that he has been forced to give a poisoning thing to Mr. Boroujerdi furtively and when he was sleeping!
At the moment Mr. Boroujerdi’s physical condition is very grave, he is suffering from inflammation in his feet and severe pain in his bone and joints as he is unable to move, but in spite of this matter, the relevant authorities even refuse to give him sedatives.

June 07, 2010

Regime steps up efforts to destroy various prisoners

In recent days, prisoners of conscience and various political prisoners have been placed under tremendous pressures. One of the prison agents reports that several night ago Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi was secretly poisoned prior to sleeping, late at night. 

At present Mr. Boroujerdi’s physical condition has deteriorated and his legs have swollen. He also suffers from serious joint and musculoskeletal pain, which has prevented him from moving around. Despite all this the authorities have refused to provide Mr. Boroujerdi with the prescribed the pain medication.

June 03, 2010

The report on the violation of the basic rights of political and ideological prisoners in Iran In Human Rights Council by Special Rapporteur

the report says the UN Special Rapporteurs such as Special Rapporteur on the right of all people to access to the highest standard of physical and mental health along with the chairman of the working group of arbitrary detention, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to opinion and expression freedom and Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel inhumane behaviors or degrading or punishing actions have issued a common and fast application about Mr. Mansour Osanlou, the chairman and the founder member of the Syndicate of Tehran and suburbs Bus Drivers (Sherkat-e-Vahed Labor Syndicate),. The report has pointed to the repeated attacks to Mr. Osanlou and the activities of the Sherkat-e-Vahed Labor union and laid stress on the poor condition of Mr. Osanlou in prison and the lack of his release in spite of physicians’ emphasis, but this clerical regime has not responded to any applications of UN.

May 29, 2010

About Amir Entezam and Boroujerdi

An appeal to the international authorities to save two prisoners from the dangerous conditions they live in
We are highlighting the imminent danger threatening the fate of two political prisoners in Iran and we are appealing to you not to let the Islamic Republic of Iran succeed in consigning the case of these two political prisoners, one of whom undergoes regular torture, to oblivion.
Abbas Amir Entezam is the longest serving political prisoner in Iran, who was sentenced to life imprisonment about thirty years ago and currently is serving a suspended leave due to his many physical and psychiatric injuries he has suffered and had to undergo an operation recently. We hope with the support of the international community his sentience be quashed and he can once again declare his political position freely.

May 08, 2010

An open letter by the families of the Iranian prisoners to the United Nations

You’re Excellencies;
Dear Dr. Ban ki-Moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Dear Dr. Navi Pillay, the high commissar for UN Human Rights
Subject: urgent consideration of the medical condition in the Iranian prisons
It has come to our attention that you are due to attend a meeting with the Iranian authorities regarding the violations of human rights. We are a group of families that have become victims of the fact that our beloved ones have got incarcerated for being politically active, they are prisoners of conscience, we wish to stress the urgency of the matters discussed below and expect that you will take any measures necessary to protect these prisoners’ human rights.

May 02, 2010

A shocking report about the tortures on Ayatollah Boroujerdi

According to the report received by one of the guards of Evin prison; Mr. Boroujerdi has been detained in solitary confinement under the control of Information ward since April 22, 2010 up to April 27, 2010 and the special officials diffused chemical and microbial gases with various colors and smells in the space of his cell during this period! As this matter resulted in the gravity of his physical condition and they became compelled to return him to the general ward.
It is necessary to say that such these inhumane and savage actions are nothing new and some of dissident prisoners had been afflicted by various brain diseases and paralysis due to such these awful tortures during last years too.

April 28, 2010

Mr. Boroujerdi’s first phone call after some days under tortures in solitary confinement

These damages are resulted from revealing and withstanding at the tortures of religious despots and from the inattention of international communities, responsible characters and some of news agencies!
Ayatollah Boroujerdi has been threatened to amputation of his hands if he says anything about the tortures!
The text of the audio file is as follow;
I have called to inform you that I have come out of solitary confinement right now. I was in the special ward of Information. They said: “you made rebellion and incited prisoners”. And finally they told me: “don’t say anything, if you say a word, we will amputate your hands”.
If I was officially recognized as an independent religious leader by the United Nations, they couldn’t torture me this much.
If God pleases, these difficulties will finish and the condition will become better.
March 2010

April 25, 2010

Mr. Boroujerdi, the victim of defense of human rights in prison

This morning April 25, Nosratabadi, second assistant of Jafar Ghadyani in the special court for clergy, said to Mr. Boroujerdi’s family: “Kazemeini Boroujerdi has been transferred to solitary confinement under the order of the authorities of Evin prison!”
Also Nosratabadi has claimed that:” Kazemeini Boroujerdi had made rebellion in prison and abused his phone opportunities to report the news and events in prison to out of prison too, and because of this the authorities of Evin prison has made such decision to punish him and to be a lesson for other prisoners!”

The transfer of Ayatollah Boroujerdi to solitary confinement

According to the report received from Evin prison; Ayatollah Boroujerdi has been transferred to solitary confinement since April 22, 2010 following his protest against the continual violation of his rights and of other prisoners, but there is no more information about his condition yet.
It must be said that Mr. Boroujerdi has spent about one year of his 44-month- imprisonment in solitary confinements of Evin prison and Yazd central prison as yet and based upon the declaration of the supreme leader released on January 7, 1995: “each day in solitary confinement should be counted equal to 10 days in general section “the imprisonment period of this political and ideological prisoner had been finished in Dec 2009.
Since there had been some machinations planed to kill this dissident prisoner during last months, continuance of this condition has increased the concern of Human Rights defenders and the opponents of religious government about Mr. Boroujerdi’s life.

April 22, 2010

Ayatollah Boroujerdi was transferred to an unknown place on the charge of turbulence

According to the report received this morning April 22, Mr. Boroujerdi was beaten by the prison’s officials and transferred to an unknown place, because of protesting against human rights violation in the prison. Of course his protest was faced with support of all the prisoners.
The prison’s authorities have claimed that his aim has been turbulence and rebellion, whereas Mr. Boroujerdi has only protested against violating the primitive rights of prisoners like: “being debarred from visitation, distribution of polluted and expired foods, stopping hot water, the lack of health facilities and life security and also the inhumane behaviors of some of the prison’s officials”. 

April 19, 2010

An appeal of Mr. Boroujerdi’s family to the secretary-General of United Nations

Dear Dr. Ban Ki-Moon,
The secretary General of United Nations,
Your Excellency,

Subject: an appeal for Mr. Boroujerdi’s grave condition
Respectfully, we would like to inform you that Mr. Boroujerdi, the well-known prisoner of conscience, has been imprisoned since 8th October 2006 in general sections and solitary confinements of different prisons of Iran without going on leave. Although this prisoner of conscience suffers from a range of serious ailments because of different kinds of tortures and lack of suitable health care during his 44-month detention, the authorities has not done any thing to him receiving necessary medical treatment in detention. More over, during the last months, several cases of attempt up on his life has been planed inside the prison to kill him to make this dissident person silent.

April 17, 2010

Reiterated poisoning in the special ward for clergy

According to the received reports from the special ward for clergy in Evin prison; there have been more than 10 cases of poisoning about the prisoners in this ward during two last months.
According to the statement of one of the prisoners who has been released from this appalling ward; a physician had recommended that: “don’t use the prison’s food, because it not only has no nutrient value, but is polluted and in addition to digestive problems, it will lead to some serious diseases like cancer after a long term.”
He said: “the guards and low-ranking stuff of the prison who are from a low part of society, refuse to eat the food of the prison and bring food from their house, in addition some of them recommend the prisoners that eating only bread is better than the prisons’ food.”
He also added: since the prison’s kitchen is ran by some of the prisoners, so the reason of the low quality of food is using cheap, unhealthy and expired foodstuffs as tight meats, addled eggs and green potatoes which have Solanine poison are among them.
Mr. Boroujerdi, one the victims of such these inhumane actions in the special ward for clergy, has warned about these actions as silent tortures and obvious examples of human rights violations in the medieval prisons of Vilayat-e-Faqih in his various messages to his lawyers and Human Rights organizations!

April 16, 2010

Another dangerous happening in the special ward for clergy

According to the report received, Tuesday afternoon April 13, a man who had a strong body and had an acute mental disease, was trying to ignite the ward by making a quarrel and opening gas pipe. During this event that was defeated because of the prison’s officials and prisoners’ intervening, some of the prisoners were injured. This mental patient had beaten some prisoners and threatened them to death during last week.
The prison’s guards in addition to expressing their wonder about the sudden presence of this man in the special ward for clergy, said: “this matter (the man’s presence) has been happened under the order of the prosecutor of the special court for clergy.”
The available evidences state that the man is probably an official and has been transferred to this ward for some sinister schemes. According to the valid news received, unfortunately, the government is using some dastardly actions to ruin Mr. Boroujerdi and in the case of the failure of these machinations, very probably they will transfer this dissident prisoner to another section to gain their goals easily, as debarring him from visiting his family for two months is a part of these anti human Rights projects.

April 11, 2010

One of uncommon instance of Human Rights violations in Evin prison

According to the report received, on Thursday morning, April 8, 2010; a very dangerous psychopath has been transferred to special ward for clergy where Mr. Boroujerdi is detained. According to this fact that such these patients are abused as a means to torture prisoners physically and psychologically and even to ruin them, so such this dangerous action is an obvious instance of human rights violation in Evin prison.
The relevant authorities have said in reply to the protest of the prisoners that: “this patient has psychological stress and crisis and we are not responsible for any of his behaviors.”
Considering this fact that authorities of a prison are charged with providing the health and life security of all the prisoners of that prison, so Evin authorities are responsible for every kind of events which may be taken place by this patient, and they can’t never acquit themselves by planning such these machinations.

April 03, 2010

Mr. Boroujerdi has been debarred from visitation in Evin prison

On Saturday April 3, the prison’s authorities announced that “this prisoner (Mr. Boroujerdi) is debarred from visitation until further information”.
Considering the threats and machinations planed to ruin and annihilate this political and ideological champion in last March, this announcement has intensified the concerns on him.
According to available evidences; the authorities of Evin prison and of special court for clergy believe that they can pave the way to kill this dissident clergy or make him submit himself to the government’s desires, by increasing pressures and tortures like forbidding him to communicate with his family or keeping news agencies and Human Rights defenders uninformed about his state.
Mr. Boroujerdi has been denied to visit his family while he is exposed to blindness and is suffering from serious diseases like asthma and heart and kidney problems by the way he is in urgent need of medical examinations in an equipped hospital.