Crown Prince Reza's letter to Ban Ki-moon concerning Ayatollah Boroujerdi Predicament / Reza Pahlavi Crown Prince of Iran
18-Dec-2010 (6 comments)

Dec. 17th, 2010


Your Excellency,


Ayatollah Seyed Hossein Kazemeiny Boroujerdi, a holy man, a long time vocal advocate of the separation of church and state and an opponent of the current regime in Tehran, is in dire circumstances as a result of long term imprisonment and physical and psychological torture. Reports indicate enduring the torture has caused Ayatollah Boroujerdi to lose much of his sight to the point that he is no longer able to even recognize objects and people around him.

The regime has now decided to move this brave and tortured soul, along with six of his comrades to an undisclosed location. I, along with my freedom loving compatriots, express to you our gravest concerns regarding the future of this holy man. We beseech you to intervene before it is too late and prevent yet another crime by the Islamic Republic regime in Tehran.

As we celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, it is an affront to all to allow yet another egregious violation of human rights to occur in Iran.

Your Excellency,

I must insist, on behalf of my compatriots and indeed civilized people the world over, that you and the community of nations stand up and demand the immediate release of Ayatollah Boroujerdi.

I await your positive response.


With my esteem and respect,


Reza Pahlavi 

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David ET

It's good to see

by David ET on

That RP is speaking up about Boroujerdi. many so called human rights activists have been silent about him.



by Simorgh5555 on

I said, I am. But how are you a "native son of America".

  1. Your Father is Iranian. By your own admission your father was kicked out of America until your mother's citizenship  seen to it that he could have entry to the USA. Hardly an 'all American ' family. 
  2. Your mother is half-azari. Half American. Which makes you a second generation American at best
  3. You use words such as 'native son' and 'my country' to try to give the impression that you are a WASP to the unsuspecting  as if it gives you the liberty to determine who can and who can't reside in your country. 

The crucial difference between myself and you is that I do not make any risible claims to be 'native' British because I am not even if I wanted to be. On the other hand you are a pretentious fool who tries to pass himself off as an all-American regular guy whose family has been living here for generations, drinks budwiser, eats apple pie, celebrates 4th of July which only a fool would believe.

Stop pretending to be someone you are not. 

'Native son' of America. My big fat hairy @!@#

Sargord Pirouz

Simorgh: "I sell junk and cr'ap!"

by Sargord Pirouz on


Can it, Simorgh. I freely admit I'm an American (of Iranian descent). Are you a British citizen?



by Simorgh5555 on

When you and your sisters were living in spleandour in Tehran enjoying the wonderful Iran which was created by the Shah. Are your sisters still living in Iran and having to be forced to wear a hijab and be stopped by  Basijis for flouting the Islamic dress code? No, they are sheltering in America claming to be 'native daughters' of America. As I told you before: You should send your children to live in Iran to relive some of your fondest experience of childhood - If it exists any more.

You should never wish on other Iranians what you wouldn't wish for your children. 

As for the old bric-a-brac seller near your northern Tehran house, I wouldn't be surprised if it was that one time opium smoking peasant turned Spiritual Leader. If not, then it is probably the thousand of other street beggers, pederasts, homosexuals Akhunds who have taken control of the country.  

Sargord Pirouz

When we lived in northern

by Sargord Pirouz on

When we lived in northern Tehran, there was a junk dealing peasant that would bring his rickety cart full of junk up our hill and shout a form of lyrical advertisement for his wares while banging on an old pot. Upon hearing the ragged dealer come, I used to make my sisters laugh by shouting "I sell junk and cr'ap!"

That's what "Reza's Call" reminds me of: "I sell junk and cr'ap!" 


I don't get it.  On

by alimostofi on

I don't get it.  On humanitarian grounds this Ayatollah is no different from any other human being.  But HIM makes a big mistake in commenting about this man. First of all The Royal Institution is a cultural organization, not political. This is a political comment that only makes HIM look as if he is all things to all people as an activist.  HIM has his job remit.  His mandate does not include political activism. Ayatollahs all put Islam above all else.  So what is HIM doing?


Ali Mostofi