(Jaras): The Islamic Participation Front published an open letter addressed to Head IRGC
Commander Ali Jafari, urging him—as the one in command of armed forces which played the
most considerable and fundamental role in the post-election events—to take the necessary
measures to provide medical care especially for Mohsen Safaee Farahani, member of the
Central Council of the IPF.
The following is the full text of the IPF’s letter, courtesy of Norouz:
In the Name of God
To Brigadier General Ali Jafari, Head IRGC Commander
Greetings, we are writing this letter to you since the military organization under your command
played a considerable and fundamental role in the post-election events. It is also the decision-
maker [for the fate of] the green prisoners who complained against orchestrators of the coup
Judiciary officials have implicitly and somewhat vigorously approved this recognition of
responsibility, and they in talking with the families of these dear ones [in prison] deny any
responsibility. This flow of affairs—whether in the illegal arrests, the contemptible show
trials on TV, in the sentencing, in the temporary releases, and the repeated imprisonment of
these brave and truth-seeking men—very well backs up this situation. In fact, during the past
few months, the Ministry of Information along with high-level figures directly linked to Mr.
Ahmadinejad has outrun you in this wicked race.
The subject of this letter pertains to the critical and precarious situation of Mr. Safaee Farahani,
who according to some reports on hand is suffering from severe heart complications and thus
has fallen unconscious on a number of occasions. Unfortunately due to the circumstances in
prison, he is forbidden to receive the most prime and essential medical attention.
Certainly you know Mr. Safaee Farahani very well. He is a unique person and a manager
beyond compare whose record of service to the country, especially during the imposed war,
is renowned. He as someone with the highest merit and brilliant sense of managing mobilized
all the country’s industrial resources to defend the homeland. He also had a big interest in
supporting the holy defense troops.
His valuable service after the war is not inconspicuous. Safaee was present in the economic
and industrial sectors, as well as in the political and social domains—even in national sports
management—and exerted an encouraging and dynamic push. How much he has to pay for
all those unmerited ill will which have been unfairly leveled against him, a manager full of
Safaee enjoyed the best of physical and mental health. He was the shelter and patron of all
needy people. It is not yet apparent how your prison has transformed such a strong and athletic
human being into someone who is ill and suffering from heart disease.
He still has not been relieved of this scourge which has persisted since the beginning of his
detention last year, since your prison’s unlawful and unbearable conditions have taken a toll on
his life and health. Yet with head held high, he has stood up against your spiteful intelligence
friends who have targeted him outside prison. His spirit flies high in the sky despite the fact his
body is worn out and sick.
Now that the most essential medical care is denied to an honorable person such as Safaee
Farahani—just know that you are a man of authority and therefore responsible for the first
steps of all this suppression and calamity. Sooner or later you have to answer for all of that. It
is not surprising that the judiciary has denied any responsibility for the [actions] of its executive
officers and your interrogators—even though it is undeniable that they are accountable for
all that happens in their name. Yet in the specific situation of continuous lawlessness and
lawbreaking of security and military organizations who have power at their disposal, naturally
any event would be attributed to you and your name.
Islamic Participation Front
September 12, 2010