The Washington Times - By Brian Binley  - January 2, 2011 - So what will the No. 1 foreign-policy challenge be for the Obama administration in 2011? The answer perhaps was given by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican and the incoming House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman, when she said Iran was challenge "number one, number two and number three."

In 2007, Ali Saremi (right) is seen with his son, Akbar Saremi, and wife, Mahin Saremi. Ali Saremi, a political prisoner, was executed last week. Akbar Saremi said his father's body was buried with no funeral service allowed.

(CNN) - By the CNN Wire Staff - January 2, 2011 -  -- Iranian authorities have buried the body of a political prisoner, who was executed last week, without the presence of his family or friends, his son told CNN.

Over 60 regime agents attacked political prisoners at Gohardasht prison on Thursday to intimidate them after the execution of one of their cellmates, Ali Saremi, who was hanged last Tuesday.

The attack and beatings were ordered by Ali Haj Kazem, the prison warden, and his deputy, Ali Mohammadi. It was meant to “punish” the prisoners for their decision to hold a memorial ceremony for Mr. Saremi.

THE HUGGINGTON POST - December 31,2010 - In a shocking display of contempt for jurisprudence and human rights, Iran has executed 63-year-old Ali Saremi -- a political dissident since 1979 who spent a total of 24 years in prison, and was hanged on December 28 for "waging war against God". Many European nations have already condemned this brutality, but so far the U.S. government has remained silent.

The agents of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) secretly buried Ali Sarami’s corpse in Amirabad, a village around the city of Boroujerd, western Iran, on Friday evening, December 31. The regime’s agents did this four days after his execution in Tehran’s Evin prison without any notification to his family. 

On Saturday morning, Sarami's family and a large number of his relatives went to his burial ground to pay respect and place flower. Groups of people from areas in the vicinity attended a ceremony held in his honor in Chaharbareh village, the village Sarami was born. 

Ali Sarami, the 62 year old political prisoner who was executed on Tuesday by the Iranian regime exuded extraordinary courage and determination even in his final days and moments, according to an eyewitness and Mr. Sarami’s spouse.

The eyewitness said, “The henchmen came to take Ali in the early morning hours. He told them he wants to pray first. They brought him a turbah [small piece of soil or clay to pray on], but he told them ‘I don’t want anything from you, I will just pray on the ground.’”

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, raised alarm against further executions of political prisoners in Iran in letters to the UN Secretary General, the President of the United State and leaders of the European Union. She wrote that the mullahs’ regime, angered and disappointed of widespread domestic and international support for the rights of Ashraf residents and fearful of deep economic and social crises and internal factional feuding, plans to execute number of other political prisoners, particularly the family members of Ashraf residents.

A prominent Iraqi politician has written a letter to Akbar Saremi, a resident of Ashraf and son of Ali Saremi, a 62 year old political prisoner who was executed by the regime on Tuesday for visiting his son in Ashraf.

Dr. Zafer al-Ani of the Iraqiya bloc and Secretary General of the Iraqi National Future Front, expressed his condolences to Mr. Akbar Saremi, writing, “Our martyred brother, Ali Saremi, devoted his life to his legitimate nationalistic cause, and that makes him a perfect paragon for freedom-lovers around the world.”

Agents from the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) on Thursday arrested a recently executed political prisoner’s brother for honoring his memory by hanging pictures on his shop window.

Mr. Ali Saremi, 62, was imprisoned by the clerical regime for visiting his son, Akbar, in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where 3,400 members of the main opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) reside. In a barbaric act on Tuesday, the mullahs executed Mr. Saremi, who had spent a total of 24 years in prison.

Iranian regime torturers at Gohardasht prison have banned political prisoners there from going to the prison yard and threatened them with opening new cases against them in reaction to the prisoners’ decision to hold a memorial ceremony for their executed cellmate, Ali Saremi.

Mr. Ali Saremi, 62, was imprisoned by the clerical regime for visiting his son, Akbar, in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where 3,400 members of the main opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) reside. In a barbaric act on Tuesday, the mullahs executed Mr. Saremi, who had spent a total of 24 years in prison.