March 22, 2010

The annual report of the Foreign Ministry of America on Human Rights in Iran

The annual report of the Foreign Ministry of America on Human Rights was released last week. According to this report Human Rights state in Iran in 2009 has been worse than before. This report has criticized Iran regime because of suppressing the protestors against 10th presidency election also accused the regime of increasing pressure on Students, Religious and Ethnical Minorities and women Rights activists.

It has been brought in this report about the condition of Ayatollah Boroujerdi:

Ayatollah Kazemeini Boroujerdi is being kept in special ward for clergy in Evin prison despite appeals for his release on medical grounds and in spite of the efforts of Human Rights activists about his state, he has been detained in solitary confinement without access to an independent lawyer since his arrest in 2009. Prior to his arrest, the government had increased pressure on him for his belief that religion and state should be separate.
.In another part, this report points to the pressure of the government on those clergies who are opposed to regime and adds:

The government reacts to all religious activity such as the statements or views of all ranking religious leaders, also it has restricted the activities of some Muslim religious leaders who had been under house arrest and has detained at least one dissident cleric named Ayatollah Kazemeini Boroujerdi. It has been brought in this report that: the government has pressured all ranking clergies to ensure their teachings confirmed to government policy and positions.

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