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.