Union of Persian Students and
Human Rights Activists in Exile
In the name of freedom
To: Human Rights Watch
Subject: the grave condition of prisoner of conscience in Iran, Mr. Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi
Honorable authorities of Human Rights Watch:
I would like to inform you that Mr. Boroujerdi has been detained since Oct 8, 2006 for more than three years. He is suffering from heart, eye, tooth, respiratory, bone and kidney problems and Parkinson’s disease too. These diseases that are because of deprival of access to necessary medical facilities and the bad and unsuitable condition of health and food in prison, have caused his weakness and losing weight as he hasn’t balance in standing and walking and he has recently fallen down and hurt several times, for example on Oct 12, 2009, and was in coma for minutes.
It is necessary to say; Mr. Boroujerdi has been detained in general sections and solitary confinements of Evin and Yazd Central prisons under various Physical and mental tortures in the period of his detention. He was exiled from Evin prison in Tehran to Central prison in Yazd on Nov 23, 2008, but was transferred to Evin from solitary confinement in Yazd on Aug 19, 2009, because of intensification of his physical gravity. It should be mentioned that Mr. Boroujerdi not only hasn’t been hospitalized in any hospital in these times, but has been deprived of sick leave too.
At the end I would like to remind you that this prisoner of conscience has been deprived of access to an independent lawyer, physician and an open court too and Iranian judicial system has presented no formal explanation on the reason of his detention and using rough actions about him and some of his followers.
We hereby ask Human Rights Watch of the United Nations to follow up his critical condition by passing a special statement.
Director of Union of Persian Students