Iran’s criminal justice system is notorious for imprisoning people merely for peacefully exercising their human rights. However, the legal framework relating to the rights of prisoners guarantees, in theory that they should at least benefit from adequate medical care. Iran’s prison regulations require the prison administration to provide prisoners with regular medical check-ups, and ensure that their medical needs are addressed. They also provide that prisoners may be granted medical leave or transferred to treatment centres outside prison when the care they need is not available in prison. Iran’s Code of Criminal Procedure further authorizes judges to postpone the implementation of a prison sentence when imprisonment would exacerbate the illness of the prisoner, or to issue an alternative sentence if the individual is deemed too ill to serve.
October 05, 2016
September 26, 2016
September 05, 2016
The months of September and October are a reminder of a strong man who showed fierce resistance to the religious dictatorship and who remained a voice for the oppressed nation of Iran. Mr. Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi is a theorist and religious researcher who believes in the separation of religion and state and opposed to the ruling clerics in Iran. He has been serving 10 years in prison for his belief without any rights of having a lawyer, no access to medicine and medical treatment and no furlough.
August 30, 2016
Mr. Kazemeini Boroujerdi, the philosopher and metaphysics theorist, who has spent approximately 3,600 days in jail, congratulated his daughter’s marriage from Evin prison, whereas, Special Cleric Court has denied his demand for conditional furlough.
Mr. Boroujerdi has been still deprived of his basic rights as medical treatment, medicine, and rights to have a lawyer during the trial. His health so far severely deteriorated and his life is at a serious risk.
May 01, 2016
Letter addressed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
|Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein|
22 April 2016
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
Mr. High Commissioner,
I am writing to request your urgent attention to the plight of Iranian prisoners of conscience and political prisoners, and in particular prisoners who are denied proper medical treatment.
Before offering information on sick prisoners, I may recall briefly some of the relevant UN rules as well as prison rules in Iran.
April 27, 2016
GENEVA (27 April 2016) - A group of United Nations human rights experts* today warned that over a dozen political prisoners in Iran, including some prominent human rights defenders, lawyers and political activists, are at risk of death in detention due to their worsening health conditions and the continued refusal by the Iranian authorities to provide them with medical treatment.
April 20, 2016
April 12, 2016
According to reports received from Evin prison on the 7th of April 2016, the agents of Intelligence services, in an inhuman act, placed poisonous ingredients in Mr. Kazemeini Borojerdi’s food, hence poisoning him, as a result of which this prisoner experienced severe pains, in particular in his legs, and his eyesight has been severely affected, and currently the situation of his health is considered to be critical.
March 29, 2016
The 57 years old religious theoretician, Mr. Seyed Hussein Kazemeini Boroujerdi, has been undergoing the most severe physical and psychological tortures in solitary confinement and public cells of the Iranian prisons, and has been serving his sentence since October 8, 2006, until now, due to resistance for his pacifist believes and his stance on the separation of affairs of the state from religion.
As a result of enduring severe tortures, this prisoner of conscious is suffering with numerous acute and chronic diseases, and is experiencing irreparable physical damage to his body parts and organs; including heart and renal disease, respiratory issues, loss of more than 90% of vision in one eye, sever weight loss, lack of balance when walking, and according to the latest reports he has elevated cholesterol, and deformation and inflammation of legs, causing difficulty in walking. This is while Mr. Boroujerdi has been deprived of any kind of proper treatment and appropriate medications since a decade now, and has not been granted a leave of absence even for one minute. Currently, because of being deprived of the right to receive treatment, he is using pain killers in order to calm his pains, which actually do not have much effect on relieving his pains.
February 11, 2016
Front page- The first Islamic State since World War II celebrates its anniversary this week. And it isn’t the one you might think.
ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is the late-comer to the world of Islamic-inspired murder and mayhem. The regime that invented the genre will celebrate its 37th anniversary on Feb. 11. It’s official name: the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Congressman Mike Pompeo,
Congressman Lee Zeldin,
Congressman Frank LoBiondo,
We would like to commend you for your decision to visit Iran to monitor the upcoming elections and, we hope, to closely observe the human and civil rights violations that are tearing at the fabric of our country. These violations continue despite pro-regime propaganda in the media and from the regime’s lobbying organizations in the United States.