October 04, 2013

The campaign to Keep Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi Alive has begun it's efforts

We have come together to establish a campaign to “Keep Kazemeini-Boroujerdi Alive

He has been in prison since October of 2006, deprived of any legal representation and medical care. It is now the beginning of the eighth years of his arrest and he is near death as a result of the years of torture, malnutrition and horrific sanitary conditions in prison; he has contracted numerous illnesses that have become chronic, starting from his heart, to his kidneys, pulmonary, and severe arthritis pain. Despite all this, his jailers who take their orders directly from Ali Khamenei, the so-called Supreme Leader, have not only prohibited him from being released from prison, on medical furlough at a hospital, they have also refuse him all the necessary medication.

Though Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi has written a multitude of open letters to the Iranian regime authorities, they have continued and even increased pressures on him. In his letters he has written and complained about the conditions under which he and all other political prisoners subsist; however, his concerns were ignored. Also ignored were calls and queries from various human right activists and organizations.
We cannot stand by quietly while a freedom loving patriot is pushed to his death. We are determined to fight on for the release of this tireless freedom-fighter. We are neither financially supported by any individual or group, nor are we ideologically related or partisan to any political movement; we are just a group who is dedicated to humanity and justice.
Mr. Rouhani has been elected president of Iran, and has vowed to make serious changes inside the country, promising balance and reform. Now he has also participated in dialogue with international leaders to take on a softer and moderate approach. To that end a number of political prisoners were also released in Iran. Our question for Mr. Rouhani is, why in a regime where clerics are in power and lay claim to Islam, is a religious leader, a freedom-loving cleric in prison and under torture? Why is he being treated so inhumanely? Why does that regime want to kill him?
Let us keep in mind that Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi is a cleric who believes in the separation of religion and state and in protest against all the unspeakable acts of violence perpetrated at the hands of this regime, and in the name of God, he chose to defrock himself. He believes that mixing politics - which is tainted by lies, trickery and opportunism - with faith, which is built on compassion and righteousness, is a mockery and therefore doomed to failure, undermining an entire nation, in the same manner that has clearly been done within the thirty four years of the Islamic regime’s existence.
Seven years ago, at the direct command of Ali Khamenei, the regime’s brutal security forces and intelligence agents stormed his house, arresting hundreds of his supporter, his family and friends. Many were injured and even killed and more than one thousand people, including his six month old grandchild were arrested. His elderly mother was dragged away to the notorious ward 209 of Evin prison where she was tortured to the point where she perished and then, the family was prohibited from holding a funeral. The regime’s cruelty, knowing no bounds, took to desecrating Mr. Boroujerdi’s father’s grave. Boroujerdi Senior himself was one of the most celebrated clerics who were killed at the hands of the regime in 2002.
We, the supporters of Mr. Boroujerdi pay tribute to the courage of a man who even while in prison, does not stand down from his principles and continues to fight the good fight. He is well acquainted with the pain and suffering of the people of our country, Iran. We cannot remain silent in the face of the slow killing of a great and compassionate man. We are determined to fight to the bitter end, for his release.
We therefore call upon all the freedom-loving people around the world to join our campaign and in solidarity with the Iranian people, raise your voice for justice and demand to “Keep Kazemeini-Boroujerdi Alive

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