October 28, 2012

Open letter to the Secretary- General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki moon, on behalf of Roya Araghi deputy of Mr.Boroujerdi

Your Excellency Dr. Ahmed Shaheed,
The United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran
Your Excellency,
I appreciate your humanitarian figures, particularly the third special report on the terrible situation of human rights in Iran and would like to attract your kind attention to the following points:
As it is well noted in your report, people and all political prisoners in Iran suffer from extensive,   permanent and systematic human rights violations. Here, what is important is the root of all these problems that is surely the "involvement of religion in government". So, it is suggested that it has to be clearly stated and emphasized in such reports.
   Article 28 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights gives nations the right of fundamental changes to the nation's constitution and religious authoritarian regime. Religious tyranny is the worst kind of dictatorship. Any dissenting voices and ideas are considered as “waging war against God, and are suppressed vigorously.
 To change the anti-human rights orientation because of the future of the country, the root of these crimes of the religious state should be eliminated.  People have the right to call for "the establishment of a free referendum to determine the type of government in Iran". We believe that this is the people’s right, and we should insist on it.  Therefore, we kindly request His Excellency, the special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, to consider in your next report and emphasize this principle, which is that one of the fundamental rights of the Iranian nation and has been violated.
It should be noted that Mr. Kazemeini Boroujerdi, as an independent leader who is now spending his seventh year in detention, believes in separation of religion and state and wants to hold a referendum for determining the type of the government. And that is exactly the reason that  he has been imprisoned and tortured. He suffers from a range of diseases because of the pressures and tortures, and his life is in danger. Also, he was denied legal representation and medical treatment.  Although he has spent more than 2,200 days under tortures in prison and 400days in solitary confinement by now, he has not had even one hour off or leave.
Dear Dr. Shaheed, as you are well aware, all of the "human rights violations" and "crimes against humanity" in Iran are the best examples of “forced religion". In fact, the regime is trying to hide them, and prevents the entry of "Reporters and international human rights observers" to Iran.
Dear Dr. Shaheed, our nation is well-informed that you have  made  many efforts to enter Iran to visit the well-known  protest leaders and political prisoners during the two years of your responsibility for monitoring the  human rights situation, but you have still not been permitted to do so by the authorities.
So in this short letter, again I express my appreciation of you and your respectful colleagues in trying to restore human rights in Iran, and to echo the voice of the oppressed nation so that it may be  heard by the authorities in the United Nations
Roya Araghi
Mr. Boroujerdi’s Deputy
October 2012

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