April 15, 2014

Kazemeini-Boroujerdi representative meeting with Dutch Foreign Ministry officials

Mr. Hossein Kazemeini-Boroujerdi’s spokesperson and representative, Maryam Moazenzadeh met with Ingeborg Stolte, the director of the Iran desk at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the month of March 2014. While explaining the Iranian regime’s continuing and ever-increasing human rights violations against political prisoners, Ms. Moazenzadeh provided Ms. Stolte with a complete dossier on Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi’s condition, as well as information on the Boroujerdi family members and a large number of Mr. Boroujerdi’s supporters, most of whom have been imprisoned and tortured. Others who have not however, have been threatened, intimidated and terrorized by agents of the regime.

April 13, 2014

Deception of the Iranian regime against liberal, imprisoned cleric

Deception of the Iranian regime’s Special Clerical Tribunal and the interrogators of the Ministry of Intelligence and Surveillance against liberal, imprisoned cleric

Based on received reports, on Monday, April 7th, 2014, Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi was transferred to the Evin prison infirmary, however nothing was done to actually treat him. The entire situation was totally staged and filmed however. It appears that this charade was organized as a response to the statement issued by the United Nations Rapporteurs and Amnesty International, and other international human rights bodies who had expressed serious concern for the gravity of Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi’s medical condition.  The Special Clerical Tribunal (which has been created in order to quash all clerics who oppose the regime of the Supreme Leader) and the agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Surveillance are intent on deceiving everyone where the case of Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi is concerned.

April 10, 2014

UN rights experts appeal for urgent medical care for detained political prisoners and their release

GENEVA (10 April 2014) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today expressed alarm at the denial of medical care to two political prisoners in Iran who are at risk of dying in detention due to worsening health conditions.
The UN Special Rapporteurs on Iran, Ahmed Shaheed; on the right to health, Anand Grover; on torture, Juan Méndez; on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, and on freedom of religion, Heiner Bielefeldt, urged the Iranian authorities to provide the prisoners with medical treatment. 

April 03, 2014

URGENT ACTION- Jailed cleric seriously ill

jailed cleric seriously ill, denied TREATMENT
Amnesty- The health of jailed Iranian cleric Sayed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi, a prisoner of conscience held in Tehran’s Evin Prison, is worsening. He is in urgent need of medical treatment.
Sayed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi, serving an 11-year prison sentence, suffers from a number of illnesses, including diabetes, asthma, Parkinson’s disease, kidney and heart problems and severe pain in his legs and waist. He has also reportedly gone partly blind in one of his eyes. His health conditions have apparently worsened and he collapses frequently.

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.

February 19, 2014

During the last twenty years I have been continually persecuted by political Islamic rulers

 Honorable distinguished lawyers and dear representatives
May the blessings of the merciful Lord be upon you.
The experience that I have gained during these eight years, since I entered the world of politics, the biggest reason for the indecent mixing of religion with politics, which is the contamination of spirituality and blanching of truth. Of course everyone knows that this prisoner of conscience has never had a political career and has been a follower of Islam without the politics. The animus, publication and dissemination of traditional religion is contrary to the interests of religion intermingled with politics. During the last twenty years I have been continually assaulted, threatened and persecuted by political Islamic rulers and have been imprisoned in various prisons, secret ones or known ones, where the bully, hypocritical leaders have managed to waste my life. What has been handed down to the archive of my experiences is the truth laid out in a way that describes the years of politicking and political manipulation that has permeated the minds and culture of our society.

February 09, 2014

The Iranian regime’s conspiracy to destroy imprisoned cleric, Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi

Based on received reports from the Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran, abuse and harassment of imprisoned cleric, Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi continues to mount.  
The continued suppression and imprisonment of this anti-regime cleric through Special Clerical Court agents are using every possible method to force Mr. Boroujerdi to give in. Prior to this, the various agents from the Ministry of Intelligence and Surveillance continually summoned this prisoner from Evin prison to the Zafaraniyeh interrogation station where he was beaten and tortured. His family has also been followed, threatened, harassed and abused. Further, he has repeatedly been subjected to torture, solitary confinement and prearranged assassination plots. In addition to all this that he has endured, his physical condition, given his worsening ailments developed following years of confinement and torture has given the regime agents another tack for further violation of this prisoner. Though several doctors who attend the ill-equipped and unsanitary prison infirmary have repeatedly told the prison authorities that Mr. Boroujerdi requires proper hospitalization and medical treatment for his ailments, the regime has not only refused to grant him medical furlough and insist on prohibiting him access to any medication provided by Mr. Boroujerdi’s own family.

February 08, 2014

Ayatollah Tortured, Near Death, in Iran for Criticizing Political Islam

Gatestone Institute - Ayatollah Boroujerdi's condition has reportedly worsened as of January 28, 2014, when he suffered severe body tremors and was motionless for hours in his cell. The authorities still refuse to transfer him to a medical facility and are denying him the most basic medical care. We ask for intervention to save his life.
Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi, a senior member of the Shiite Muslim clergy, is presently serving the eighth year of an 11-year sentence handed down to him by the Islamic Republic's courts for advocating the separation of state and religion inside Iran. He has also spoken against political Islam and its leaders. As a result, during his time in prison, he has been exposed to torture especially reserved for the Islamic Republic's dissident clergy and political prisoners. Boroujerdi has endured the rape of his spouse in front of other family members. He has been purposely exposed to toxic chemical agents while kept in a small solitary cell. As a result, he now suffers permanent neurological damage, further aggravated by group beatings. Urgent medical attention has been systematically withheld for his long list of ailments, which are mostly a direct result of years of torture and malnutrition.

February 03, 2014

The dagger that tears at ill-fated Iranians year after year

A message from Mr. Hussein Boroujerdi, prisoner of conscience, who writes from his cell in Evin prison, to emphasize that the anniversary march, is not proof of the regime adequacy.

Full Text below:
 Once again, the month of Bahman is upon us and the shame and scandal that tainted the pages of human history; for over thirty-five years, the obscenity and illicitness of an irrational revolution, blackened the entire area and gutted Iran from border to border.