According to the received news on Evin prison, at the night of November 2, there was a conflict and scuffle between prisoners and authorities of prison in various sections of the prison. Although the winter is coming and the weather of Evin which is located in mountainside in northwest of Tehran, is so cold but authorities of Prison took evil advantage of this matter to annoy and torture political prisoners, they turned off all heaters of prison and made a very cold place for prisoners. According to the words of some prisoners; the intensity of cold is such that bodies of some prisoners like Ayatollah Kazemeini Boroujerdi, who was affected by physical weakness because of previous pressures and tortures, have been numbed and are unable to move. That night the prisoners set fire to their blankets because of cold and showed their protest to authorities in this way.
As physical and psychological state of Ayatollah Boroujerdi, anti dictatorship religious leader and opposed to Velayat Faqih regime, is so critical, moreover some released reports say that he has fallen down to the ground and hurt, so his family and his followers are so concerned on his state.
Ayatollah Boroujerdi has called torturing prisoners by cold weather, honorable torture.
Tehran - 4 November 2008 ( 14 Aban 1387 )