January 18, 2015

Political prisoners express concern about Ayatollah Kazemeini Boroujerdi’s condition

A group of political prisoners in Iran have expressed concern about the condition of imprisoned Ayatollah Kazemeini Boroujerdi and called for urgent action to end his suffering. In a joint open letter, 21 political prisoners in Evin Prison in Tehran and Rajai-Shahr Prison in Karaj called for the attention of human rights organizations to Mr. Boroujerdi’s condition.
The political prisoners said that “Mr. Boroujerdi, 57, has spent more than 3,000 days in prison being denied the right to have access to a lawyer and has spent 400 days in solitary confinement. In addition, because of improper situation of prison and continuous tortures, he is suffering from various illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney and heart problems".
Recently, his situation is very disturbing and inappropriate due to 44 days detention in quarantine execution, and 16-day hunger strike led him to nervous shock.
As a result of the experiment was conducted by the prison clinic, his blood sugar was 600, which is very dangerous. Even his toe turned to black and it is feared that his disease with Gangrenous. In these conditions, he is deprived of physician and medical attention. In a recent meeting with family on 3 January 2015, two prisoners had to assist Mr. Kazemeini Boroujerdi to walk from his cell to visiting room.
 Furthermore, On August 7th after 45 minutes of anesthesia, Mr Kazemeini Boroujerdi  was examined by  five physicians, including the head of the medical clinic in Evin prison and other internist who were present but the authorities of Special Clerical Court  emphasis that for receiving medical care and treatment, he must  retreat from  his intellectual positions.
Mr. Kazemeini Boroujerdi mass is opposes with  the country's theocratic ruling system and advocates the separation of religion and state, and for these reasons he is in the slow death situation for years, and his family was harassed as  hostages government .
In 2006, his elderly mother who was arrested along with him as well as entire family and many of his relatives.  After Mr.Boroujerdi's mother released, she died in the hospital, and the authorities was not allowed him to attend the funeral.
Furthermore, in order to get confessions from his family, his six-month-old granddaughter was abused in section 209. In this eight-year period each one of them separately was arrested and tortured and their case is still open in Special Clerical Court.  Mr .Kazemeini Boroujerdi's wife and children are suffered from absence of him emotionally as well as economic and social problems; his children are deprived of education in public universities and no right for having job.
We the signatories of this letter, who are serving in a similar situation in Iranian prisons, provide this short report for asking of all awakened consciousness in the world and human rights defenders who are not silent about the inhumane torture and the status of prisoners and demands  urgent action to end the suffering of this prisoner of conscience.

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