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.