Evin Prison authorities have refused all medicine and medical care for Mr. Kazemeini Boroujerdi. The report suggests that he continues to deteriorate, suffering currently from shortness of breath, heart disease, kidney stones, and pains in the legs and lower back, and is in need of immediate medication and physician treatment. Yet the authorities continue to refuse him all medicines and medical care, and instead continuously pressure this prisoner of conscience to compromise his principles and accept the terms of surrender dictated by the regime. These pressures are the latest attempt by this tyrannical regime to silence Mr. Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi, this tireless fighter for reform and justice, from continuing his Campaign from inside the prison.
In the second part of Article 22 of the Convention on the Rights of Prisoners, it says: “Ill prisoners who need specialist treatment and professional care should be transferred to specialized institutions or civil hospitals outside the prison. These hospital should have enough equipment, supplies and appropriate medical specialists trained to give medical care and treatment.”
Human Rights and Democracy in Iran condemn this denial of needed medications and medical treatment to this freedom-loving clergyman by the Special Court for Clergymen which is responsible for the suppression of all freedom-loving clergymen in Iran.
We Request that Human Rights Watch and the High Commissioner for Human Rights take prompt action and hold the Iranian leadership, including Mr. Ali Khamenei, responsible for all their violations against international rights treaties.