March 19, 2014

Agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Surveillance storm Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi’s prison cell

Based on received reports, sent to the Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran, on Saturday, March 15th agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Surveillance stormed Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi’s prison cell, tossing and breaking all his personal belongings.
 The agents who had coordinated the attack also probed and scrutinized others in the Special Clerical ward.

March 06, 2014

A letter from Barbara Lochbihler to Catherine Ashton about Iranian prisoners

Baroness Catherine Ashton
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs
and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission

Helga Schmid
Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs
European External Action Service

Brussels, 4 March 2014

Dear Catherine Ashton
Dear Helga Schmid

First of all, let me stress that I explicitly welcome your visit to Iran, scheduled for the end of this week. With an interim deal on its nuclear programme in place, Iran has taken an important step towards improving relations not only on the nuclear dossier, but in general. Whatever the final result, this is an important success of (inter alia) European diplomacy. At the same time and more than ever before, keeping the momentum and continuing talks in an honest and open manner will be paramount.

March 04, 2014

A letter from Kazemeini Boroujerdi to western deligation

Respected Members of the Western Delegation,

I offer you my sincerest greetings.

As a man of the cloth, who has been a prisoner of this vicious regime, my greatest hope is of course, progress in discussions that lead to peace, freedom and the liberation of our country from the clutches of the anti-Iranian tyrants. I have spent the last eight years imprisoned and in the most horrible physical and psychological conditions; my family has also suffered unimaginably. 

March 02, 2014

US Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013- IRAN
Part of this report about Mr. kazemini boroujerdi is given as follow: On December 19, an associate of dissident cleric and regime critic Ayatollah Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi reported that Boroujerdi continued to suffer from poor health and harsh prison conditions while being denied medical care. The associate further reported that authorities subjected Boroujerdi to torture and threatened his family to compel him to write a letter saying he did not wish to meet with visiting European representatives. In October 2012 Boroujerdi was allegedly poisoned by unnamed fellow prisoners, leaving him in critical condition. Boroujerdi, who advocated the separation of religion and government, was arrested in 2006.