August 27, 2014

Severe Violations of Religious Freedom in Iran

Aug 22, 2014
The U.S. State Department has once again designated Iran a country of particular concern, noting that nearly all non-Shia religious communities in Iran, as well as some dissident Shia Iranians, are subject to persecution, ranging from discrimination and harassment to arrest, torture and execution.

August 21, 2014

Severe Violations of Religious Liberty in Iran

Nearly all non-Shia religious groups in Iran are subject to persecution -- from government-sanctioned discrimination in employment, education and housing, to arrest, imprisonment, and torture.
In its annual report on religious freedom world-wide, the U.S. State Department has once again designated Iran a country of particular concern because of the government’s severe violations of religious liberty.

August 19, 2014

Mr.Boroujerdi's Serious Health Condition

On Saturday, August 16th, Mrs. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi who went to Evin prison for a visit with her husband, was confronted with her husband’s truly heartrending condition. Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi was in such a dire physical condition that he could not walk and was brought in to the visiting room with the aid of two of the prisoners, and who held him upright by his arms. Mrs.

August 15, 2014

Kazemeini-Boroujerdi's Call for Legal and International Authorities Intervention

To the Attention of the Esteemed President of the International Criminal, Chief Prosecutor and the Supreme Judge, and the Honorable Secretary General of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 
Greetings from this Pastor and prisoner, defender of humanity and protector of the oppressed whose rights have been trampled and looted. From within my prison cell I echo to you the cries of a desperate and captive nation.

August 08, 2014

A Bleak Human Rights Picture

The Chairman of the Commission on Religious Freedom  expressed concern about  deteriorating Ayatollah Boroujerdi situation.
It’s been more than a year since the election of President Hassan Rouhani in Iran and despite his campaign promises; Iran’s human rights situation has not improved .
Hundreds of political prisoners remain incarcerated, executions after dubious trials continue, the internet is still censored, and ethnic and religious minorities are persecuted.

Request an Independent Physician to Examine and Treat Mr.Boroujerdi's Serious Health Condition

On Wednesday, August 7th at 8 a.m. fainted as he was walking and came to, after 45 minutes at the prison infirmary. Five physicians, including the head of the infirmary and the internist were present.
When Mr. Boroujerdi inquired about his condition, the only response he got was that he must be checked out by a specialist, after which time, he was returned to his cell without any treatment or medications.

August 05, 2014

Mr.Boroujerdi's Request to the Human Rights High commissioner

To the attention of Dr. Navi Pillay
The United Nations human rights High Commissioner

Greetings from the seekers of freedom and justice, wishing you peace on you defender of humanity and dignity.

I offer my esteem from within my horrific prison cell and ask for your human and divine assistance.

August 01, 2014

Another Fetr Along with Sweet Torment and Dictatorship Taste

This Ramadan which passed in Iran, is the most deplorable which have been fortune for this history of faith of this land.
 Is it truly the Eid of Fetr?
Is this the Eid of desperate Muslims?
Is it an Eid which is accompanied with torture and dictatorship, rather than sweets and celebratory food? Do these Eids actually convey a message?

July 30, 2014

Dissident Iranian Ayatollah Again Denounces Tehran from Prison

Ayatollah Seyed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi has been incarcerated, mainly in Tehran's ignominious Evin Prison, since 2006. He is accused of "combat against God" for his criticisms of the Iranian clerical dictatorship, and is serving an 11-year sentence. Now kept in the "special clerical ward," he has suffered numerous ailments, has accused his jailers of torture, and is among the most famous Iranian prisoners of conscience.
Boroujerdi was born in 1958, an heir to a distinguished Shia clerical family prominent before the Khomeini revolution of 1979. He studied at the theological center in Qom but rejected the ideology of Khomeini. He was arrested in 1995 and 2001 because of his popularity with Iranian believers. His father, Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Ali Kazemeyni Boroujerdi, was executed by the regime in 2002.

July 25, 2014

Mr. Boroujerdi Transferred to a Desolate Dungeon in the Special Clerical Ward

On Wednesday, July 23rd, Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi and other prisoners in the Special Clerical ward were transferred to a desolate dungeon in this ward.

The July 1st fire that broke out in this ward saw slow but steady collapse of the roof and ceiling of the ward, which had already been in disrepair and had been neglected by the prison officials. 

International Campaign to Demand the Release of Ayatollah Boroujerdi from Prison in Iran

 Date: 24 July 2014
His Excellency Ban-Ki Moon
Secretary General of United Nations
The United Nations
New York, NY 10017
Re: International Campaign to Demand the Release of Ayatollah Boroujerdi from Prison in Iran
Your Excellency,
I join my fellow compatriots in urging the international community to support our campaign for the immediate release of Ayatollah Seyed Hossein Kazemeiny Boroujerdi, a well-respected clergyman and a long time vocal advocate of secularism, from prison in Iran. We beseech you to intervene without hesitation, as Ayatollah Boroujerdi’s life has been under threat since his imprisonment in October 2006, and his health has been deteriorating under poor conditions due to physical and psychological torture as well as poor medical treatment.

July 11, 2014

Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi threatened with torture and being transferred to IRGC ward

On Tuesday, July 1st a fire broke out in the Special Clerical ward of Evin Prison, where Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi is detained. Two days later, on Thursday, he was visited by agents of the regime; Mohammad Movahedi and Morteza Bakhtiari who appeared at Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi’s cell demanded that he cease his opposition to the regime and told him that he must participate in a television interview where he openly supports the regime and apologizes to the Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei. He was also told that he must sign an affidavit agreeing not to meet with anyone or have any contact with supporters. The agents said that if he agrees to said conditions, he would be released from prison. But when they were confronted with Mr. Boroujerdi’s refusal, they threatened his life and began to give him ultimatums.