Boroujerdi, dissident cleric beaten in prison

Seyyed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi,, who is detained in the clerics ward of Evin prison, was beaten and insulted by guards. He was also threatened with transfer to solitary confinement. The prison officials have offered no explanation, but it seems the assault was due to earlier unsuccessful attempts to put pressure on Boroujerdi. Prosecutor Ghadyani had threatened Boroujerdi several times that his situation [in prison] will worsen.

* Seyyed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi is an Iranian Shia Muslim cleric who advocates the separation of religion and government and has been imprisoned several times by the Iranian government.

Translation by: Siavosh J. |


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