November 28, 2013

Economic pressure on the children of Mr. Boroujerdi

Mr. Seyed Hossein Boroujerdi, 55-year-old prisoner of conscience is serving his eighth year, of an eleven year sentence. He was charged with calling for the separation of religion and state and has stood steadfast on his principles and has sent letters to international legal bodies from within his cell. He continues his struggle against a tyrannical regime all the while the regime has sought to destroy him by putting various forms of pressure on him and his family. The situation is such that Mr. Boroujerdi’s sons, Mehdi and Mohammad have been prohibited from continuing their higher education and deprived of all work that is in any way related to the government. They are even forbidden employment at private companies, as intelligence agents of the regime continue to make trouble. 

November 26, 2013

TIMMERMAN: Letter from an Iranian prison

By Kenneth R. Timmerman October 18, 2013
A good measure of how a regime will behave toward its neighbors can be found in how it treats its own people.
As negotiations resumed this week in Geneva over Iran’s nuclear weapons programs, Iranian regime officials have taken an increasingly hard line, making it unlikely any progress will be made absent significant U.S. concessions.
Before Secretary of State John F. Kerry is tempted to give away the store in order to achieve a Pyrrhic victory, he would do well to listen to the voices of those the regime in Tehran has tried so hard to silence: its political prisoners.

November 22, 2013

Inhumane pressures on freedom-loving and anti-regime cleric,Kazemeini-Boroujerdi

According to "Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran" inhumane pressures on freedom-loving and anti-regime cleric, Hossein Kazemeini-Boroujerdi, by prohibiting him from receiving all medical treatment was directly ordered by the Special Clerical Tribunal.
In addition to Mr. Boroujerdi’s heart condition which remains untreated, the condition of his eyes has also begun to seriously deteriorate recently. Due to the ongoing physical torture that he has endured throughout the seven years of his arbitrary detention, he is now suffering from damage to his retina. He is said to have lost close to 90% of his sight. Since his eyes have been untreated, he now also has Epiphora as well as Parkinson's disease, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory and pulmonary problems, kidney stones and swollen legs.  

November 20, 2013

Attack on Mr. Kazemeini Boroujerdi’s prison cell

A new round of pressures and inhumane treatment, threats and abuse against freedom-loving Ayatollah Kazemeini-Boroujerdi 
According to Human Rights Activist for Democracy in Iran on Sunday, November 17th, Mr. Boroujerdi was viciously attacked inside his prison cell and then transferred to the Special Clerical Tribunal offices (a building specifically designed for the interrogation and temporary detention of dissident clerics) in the Zaferanieh district of Tehran. However, Mr. Boroujerdi who has  stood on his principals refused to go. He was then beaten and verbally abused by a special  agent by the name of Rousta. Later the same afternoon, a colleague of Rousta, by the name of Youssefinia (deputy to Ebrahim Raissi, Special Clerical Prosecutor appointed by the Supreme Leader) returned to attack and further abuse Mr. Boroujerdi.

Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi’s condition worsens in Evin Prison

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) - Hossein Kazemeini-Boroujerdi, dissident cleric and political prisoner detained in the Special Clerical ward at Evin prison is suffering from various illnesses and has been prohibited from receiving all medical treatment.

Based on received reports from HRANA, the 55 year old Boroujerdi has served seven years in prison and has never been given any furlough from prison.

November 12, 2013

Moharram and the Importance of a Secularist Movement

I embark upon my eighth Moharram in prison. One thousand four hundred years ago, twenty eight generations back, Imam Hossein who is my ancestor, was also held captive by a religious dictatorship. He had revolted against that political religion in order to free faith from Yazid’s political pollution. So Hossein stood firm, armed with his faith and gave his, his families and friends lives to that cause. Today, that same tragedy has been repeated and I, the descendant of the prophet, who stands in defense of the merciful God who has been misrepresented by the plot of a religious regime which oppresses, violates and suffocates and in the name of divinity promotes the crimes of the Supreme Leader. Therefore, I now suffer the same calamity that my innocent forefathers faced.

November 11, 2013

Roger Cohen, "Bibi’s Tired Iranian Lines": Again, "Iran Is Not Totalitarian"

Jeffrey Grossman

After telling us throughout the first six months of 2009 that Iran is not totalitarian, i.e., until his bubble was burst when Supreme Leader Khamenei savagely quashed Iran's Green Revolution, Roger Cohen is again seeking to spread his delusional hogwash. In his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Bibi’s Tired Iranian Lines" (link), Cohen, who doesn't speak Farsi, would have us know:
"It is not just that the world has now heard from Netanyahu of the imminent danger of a nuclear-armed Iran for a very long time. It is not just that Israel has set countless 'red lines' that proved permeable. It is not just that the Islamic Republic has been an island of stability compared to its neighbors Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not just that, as Rouhani’s election shows, Iran is no Nazi-like totalitarian state with a single authority but an authoritarian regime subject to liberalizing and repressive waves."

November 04, 2013

They suffocated my voice with the bribes they offered up

I send greetings to friends, family and supporters and wish them all success in serving our God Almighty and the righteous everywhere 
In my eighth years of captivity in the prison of the Supreme Leader, I have come to know about political realities. One cannot be political and defend freedom and justice as it is powerful politicians who set the parameters and in order to awaken the politicians, it is the political activists around the world who should be defending human rights. However, the issue of human rights has become nothing more than an artifice for some activists and therefore politicians, to use, to either promote or to obstruct to their own advantage.