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.
 Mr.Boroujerdi's doctrinal differences with the government clergymen have an old roots .His father, Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Ali Kazemeini Boroujerdi, was angered and bothered in the early period of the revolution because of knowing the regime as the illegitimate government and opposing the theory of vilayat-e-faqih and then died suspiciously in 2002 after a long stay home and boycott by the government agents. Documents and films have remained under 19 years of Mr.Boroujerdi's religious and cultural activities represent that this cleric has always promoting separation theory of religion and state , supporting the freedom of opinion and the choice right of religion and has announced his open opposition to the juridical punishment such as execution ,stoning ,jail and whipping. While Mr.Boroujerdi entering his fifth years of unjust imprisonment, he has spent a total of 320 days in solitary confinements of Evin and Yazd central prison under the most difficult conditions. Due to beating, long torture and the lake of the health and care facilities in prison he has affected by numerous diseases and now is whiling away a very unpleasant situation.
80 percent of his vision due to retinal tear has disappeared and he is suspected of brain tumor. Judicial authorities have deprived him of hospitalization and medical leave permits because he is continuing his activity even in prison.

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