Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Persecution of a clergy opposed to Islamo-fascism

Reports by relatives of Ayatollah Kazemini Boroujerdi, a clergy opposed to Islamo-fascism, who has been arrested since September last year for expressing his views and has been detained in Evin prison, have suggested that this clergy is facing continuous persecution by prison officials.

According to this report the last restriction imposed was to transfer Mr. Boroujerdi to solitary confinement. He had started hunger strike to complain against this act.

Once his physical condition deteriorated, prison officials transferred him to the special section made for clergy opposed to the present regime, known as 325 detention centre.

His relatives also state the special clergy court has sentenced Sid Hossein Kazemini Boroujerdi for 10 years imprisonment in Yazd.

It had previously been stated that the Prosecutor of the court had demanded death sentence for Mr. Boroujerdi. News of the sentence has not yet been confirmed by official sources.

AN official of the Clergy court in a statement to ISNA news agency had stated on 12 September this year that, Mr. Boroujerdi’s sentence has been released but his file is under revision.

Sid Kazemeiny Boroojerdi and around 500 of his supporters had been arrested last summer and violently tortured while in detention in 209 and 240 of Evin prison.

Recently Mr.Boroojerdi in his letter to EU Foreign Affairs Directorate wrote: “Now with a devastated physical situation and under the harshest physical and psychological conditions of my lifetime, and as I am regularly threatened to death in prison, I look forwards to your righteous and effective interference.”

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