A political prisoner, Ali Moezzi, has sent a message from Gohardasht Prison in the Tehran suburb of Karaj on the occasion of the last day of Ramadan. Mr. Moezzi has relatives living in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where 3,400 members of the main opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) reside.
Below is the translated text of the message:
With the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the Eid-e Fetr, we thank God for His guidance and gifts. We also pray and send endless salutes to the Prophet of compassion and liberty, Fatemeh Zahra, Ali, and our other historical guides. We pray for an end to the symbol of heresy in this era, namely absolute clerical rule, which is a source of shame for Islam and humanity.
Simultaneous with the great Eid-e Fetr, I also offer my heartfelt best wishes to my dear compatriots, those who fasted and all the descent human beings. Let us pray for the liberty and freedom of the Iranian people from the clutches of tyranny and dictatorship.
I would also like to send special greetings to the proud and persevering souls in the pure city of Ashraf. I pray for their success and victory. I am certain that the dawn of freedom and happiness for the Iranian nation is close and the end of the era of those who have set out to destroy the nation is inevitable.
Gohardasht Prison, Karaj
September 8, 2010
Political prisoner Ali Moezzi, 57, is currently held at Gohardasht Prison. He was also imprisoned from 1981 to 1984 at Ghezelhesar, Evin and Gohardasht prisons. He suffers from serious physical ailments as a result of undergoing brutal psychological and physical tortures. Despite the passing of many years since his imprisonment in the 1980s, he still suffers from the effects of torture. He was arrested again on November 11, 2008 when his house was raided by agents of the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) commanded by an individual named Reza Arefian, the chief interrogator of the MOIS ward at Gohardasht Prison. Mr. Moezzi was then taken to solitary confinement.