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.