According to "Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran" inhumane pressures on freedom-loving and anti-regime cleric, Hossein Kazemeini-Boroujerdi, by prohibiting him from receiving all medical treatment was directly ordered by the Special Clerical Tribunal.
In addition to Mr. Boroujerdi’s heart condition which remains untreated, the condition of his eyes has also begun to seriously deteriorate recently. Due to the ongoing physical torture that he has endured throughout the seven years of his arbitrary detention, he is now suffering from damage to his retina. He is said to have lost close to 90% of his sight. Since his eyes have been untreated, he now also has Epiphora as well as Parkinson's disease, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory and pulmonary problems, kidney stones and swollen legs.
A lack of clean and healthy nutrition and unsanitary prison conditions have also contributed to worsening his health all together. This prisoner of conscience, who is now in his eighth year of detention, has courageously stood up all pressure from regime agents to pen and sign a letter of repentance and personal apology to Ali Khamenei. And in return he has been denied the right to receive medical treatment, which has begun to bring about his slow death.
The family and supporters of this political prisoner call upon all international bodies and human rights organizations in order to take swift action against the brutal Islamic regime in Iran, in order to provide immediate hospital care for this brave dissident and to release him unconditionally.
Boroujerdi Family and SupportersNovember 2013
Translated and edited by: Banafsheh Zand