نامه دکتر شهناز نیرومنش به گزارشگر ویژه حقوق بشر سازمان ملل متحد دکتر احمد شهید
Honorable Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Following the special reports by Interuniversalism representatives, in writing and in person with you in United States and Canada and ….. last year in United States about the situation of Mr. Mohammad Ali Taheri founder of Erfan Halgheh that resulted in mentioning the article 35 #A-HRC- 25-61 in your reports on March 2014, following the copy of a handwritten letter of Mr. Taheri addressed to you from Iran that was delivered to me by trustworthy people under extreme difficult situations is sent to you for your information and embodiments in human rights file of Iran. Mr. Taheri who has been imprisoned in solitary confinement inside the cellblock 2 A of Evin prison for over 3 years illegally by false national security breeching accusations without a fair trial, indicated explicitly in the letter about violations of judges, interrogators and other related parties at fault, declares his preparation for personal testimony of himself and other accused imprisoned, about human rights violations of revolutionary guards in Iran. Mr. Taheri indicated the details of human rights violations in two separate parts. He clearly mentions the accusations of apostasy, combatant against God, enemy of God’s prophet, and insulting the Islam’s prophet, in another part mentions the following execution orders without any legal backup forced many times in order to get false admission. He also mentions about many psychological torture by threatening the life of his family members to get admission to apostasy or being in contact with United States that the pressures were hard enough for him to commit suicide 4 times in order to save his family from their harm and himself of false admission, he also mention’s not having a chance to meet his lawyers and no access to books or information for his defense, in addition that the prosecutors were giving false information to higher authorities and religious figures, in order to get his apostasy admission and execution sentence. As it is clear in the letter that the judges were not independent and made the decisions according to prosecutors as dictated, it took him to go on hunger strike more than 7 times just to get the minimum rights, while after these years of his false arrest and his primary sentence, he is still in cellblock 2A (revolutionary guards section) in Evin prison whom was kept in a small cell with another accused for a short while and was never transferred to general cell block, this shows that his file is kept open to add more new accusations to this file (the file of other accusations are kept open to create further problems).
At the end I would like to mention that Mr.Taheri indicates and emphasizes in his letter that his followers and students are being arrested and imprisoned and tortured psychologically and physically till they are forced to attest against him. Mr. Ahmed Shaheed as you clearly noticed by the letter and briefly described by me, Mr. Taheri has lost hope in a fair trial in current situation and his addressing his complaints from prosecutors and (Revolutionary guards information) to you and other international human rights organizations and declared his preparation to testify the accuracy of his claims about the subjects mentioned above to you in any way you will prefer, I would also like to ask your attention in addition to embodiment of this letter in Iran’s human rights file while attending to necessary proceeding to resolve the charges of apostasy and execution, and saving of this spiritual teacher’s rights. It is necessary for me to mention the way I received this letter was already indicated in our conversation and email by your consultants ….. . However the original copy of the letter is safe in my possession and would be in your access if desired and necessary.
The president of Interuniversalism inc.
1-copy of typed Mr.Taheri’s letter
2-copy of translated Mr. Taheri’s letter in English
3-copy of original handwritten letter of Mr. Taheri