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.

The main issue, according to these agents was the letters that Mr. Boroujerdi has managed to have smuggled from prison, all of which has been published on various sites and international media. In particular an emphasis on the letter addressed to the new president Hassan Rohani which has deeply disturbed the Special Clerical Tribunal.

The Special Clerical Prosecutors also fear the impact from investigations conducted by international human rights organizations and especially the reports written about Mr. Boroujerdi, his family and supporters by Dr. Ahmad Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran.

Mr. Seyed Hossein Kazemeini-Boroujerdi, 53, has been a prisoner of conscience who has spent eight years in captivity without furlough of any kind, in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. He now suffers from pulmonary and heart problems, diabetes and kidney stones. The authorities at the Special Clerical Tribunal have denied him access to both legal representation and medical care until he signs an apology letter, to Khamenei personally, repenting for his ‘errors’. 

The Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran harshly condemn the attack on Mr. Boroujerdi’s cell and call upon all international organizations to put an end to the ongoing human rights violations in Iran and to transfer the Mullah Khamenei’s case to a special international tribunal for crimes against humanity. 

Translated and edited by: Banafsheh zand

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