July 07, 2013

The Boroujerdi Family Calls upon International Human Rights Organizations for Assistance

Translated and edited by: Banafsheh zand
The Boroujerdi family has called upon all international human rights organizations to urgently intervene in the
case of this and all other political prisoners. This letter has been addressed to these organizations and has been sent to various media outlets, as well as Iranian human rights and political activists. 

The text reads as follows:

On Saturday, June 29th, 2013, members of the Kazemeini-Boroujerdi  family appeared at Evin prison to visit Mr. Boroujerdi, only to witness the exceedingly critical  nature of his physical condition. Serving the seventh year of his eleven year prison sentence, he suffers from numerous ailments that result from continual medieval tortures that he has endured. He has developed acute heart disease which has lead to the inflammation of his feet and knees. Now, in connection to the coronary complications, he has also developed pulmonary and respiratory disorder which requires immediate treatment and medical attention in a hospital which is fully equipped to attend to these specific infirmities.
However the Boroujerdi family’s repeated pleas for Mr. Boroujerdi’s medical furlough from prison have been actively and willfully ignored. The prison authorities also make a point of refusing him care at the minimal prison infirmary and prohibit his family from delivering any of the medication that is required for his medical care. 

On the other hand, despite horrible circumstances, the Iranian regime continues to increase security pressures inside Evin such as limiting Mr. Boroujerdi’s telephone calls; the occasional calls that he is permitted to make are monitored and recorded. He has also been assigned round-the-clock guards to specifically check on and scrutinize his every move.

Following their visit, the Boroujerdi family announced that the tyrannical regime of religious fanatics continue their systematic suppression and extermination of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners through prolonged and inhumane psychological and physical torture.

Therefore, the Boroujerdi family hereby demands that all international human rights organizations respond to this call for action to investigate and intervene in the case of this and other prisoners in Iran.

Kazemeini-Boroujerdi Family

July 2013

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