December 18, 2013

Boroujerdi Prohibited from Meeting with Delegation from European Parliament

Special Clerical Tribunal Tortures and Threatens Imprisoned Cleric, Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi at During European Parliament Delegation Trip to Iran

According to a report submitted to the "Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran" liberal cleric Hossein Kazemeini-Boroujerdi spent 6 hours at the headquarters of the Special Clerical Tribunal under interrogation, threats and psychological torture. 
On Tuesday, December 17th, this prisoner of conscience spent from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. under interrogation, threats and psychological torture. According to the lead interrogator of the Special Clerical Tribunal, the excuse for this round of attacks, insults, intimidation and threats, was because member of the European Parliament delegation had specifically requested a meeting with Mr. Boroujerdi. During the lengthy interrogation he was subjected to psychological pressure and torture to write a personal letter rejecting any meeting members of the European Parliament and various human rights organizations; he was told that if he does not comply that he will not only be subjected to worse conditions than that which he already is forced to endure, and that his family will simultaneously be harassed, attacked and pressured.

It is worth noting that every time international authorities have traveled to Iran to visit with various political prisoners (including Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi), The Special Clerical Tribunal transfers Mr. Boroujerdi to an unknown location, so that any such visit is prevented.

Mr. Hussein Kazemeini-Boroujerdi who is fifty-five years old, is now in the eighth year of his captivity in Evin Prison and has been prohibited from receiving furlough from prison.

As Mr. Boroujerdi has refused to pen and sign a personal letter of repentance to Ali Khamenei, his family has been continually abused in every imaginable fashion. Mr. Boroujerdi who has stood on his principle and continues his struggle against the Iranian regime dictatorship, now poses a great threat to the regime authorities for his continued call on the international human rights bodies to intervene on his behalf and that of all other political prisoners in Iran.

Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran also condemn these hours of of interrogation, physical and psychological torture against Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi and call on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and all other international human rights organizations to intervene on behalf of Mr. Boroujerdi and all other political prisoners in Iran. 

December 18, 2013

Translated and edited by: Banafsheh zand

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