Dr. Shahnaz Niroomanesh cover letter to UN human rights special rapporteur Dr. Ahmed Shaheed

The letter was initially sent to Mrs. Shahnaz Niroomanesh who is the trusted student of Mr. Taheri, and the president of Interuniversalism Inc. This letter was sent as an attachment to a covering letter addressed to Mrs. Niroomanesh which authorized Mrs. Niroomanesh to translate, prepare, and publicize the following letter to UN special rapporteur

View the PDF version of the Covering letter from here

Cover Letter From the President of Interuniversalism to UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur Dr Ahmad Shaheed


Important urgent news by Amnesty International

Exclusive report by Amnesty International released on Mohammad Ali Taheri

I would like to appreciate from Amnesty International for their support of International Campaign of free Taheri. Also I thank to all friends, colleagues at the center of Interuniversalism in the USA and the members of International Campaign of Free Taheri who helped us in this important action

Director of Interuniversalism, USA

Shahnaz Niroomanesh

August 26, 2014


Urgent Action Amnesty International

BBC Persian News urges about the critical situation of Interuniversalism founder Dr. Taheri who is in solitary confinement for over 3 years

After 3 years of Mr. Taheri imprisonment, his followers are very concern about his critical situation in solitary confinement

Dr. Shahnaz Niroomanesh, president of Interuniversalism in Los Angeles told to Persian BBC News: “Dr. Taheri has been sentenced to fines, lashes and imprisonment for five years, but officials have said that his case still is open for further investigation. Further capital punishments will address against him after his five years imprisonment is over”

Accusations such as above in Iran can lead to very heavy sentences against the defendant

In 2009, Mr. Taheri has been arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Officers and charged with acting against national security. After 67 days of interrogation he was released on bail. Early in 2011 he was again accused of apostasy, blasphemy and insults the Prophet, and was arrested. He has been detained since 2011 in Section 2A of Evin prison

Mr. Taheri recently sent a letter to UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, about the condition of prisons in Iran. Mr. Taheri’s letter to special UN rapporteur has been reported by mass media

Mr. Taheri wrote: “Utilizing all kinds of emotional and mental pressures as well as fake promises on a conditional release in case of acting out their orchestrated and tailored media interviews. After several months of solitary confinement, four attempts for suicide, two times of hunger strike and the excruciating fear for the safety of my family members (following the failure of my investigators and interrogators’ fabricated scenarios), in order to end their (unreasonably and illegitimately protracted) persecution, I did agree with the interrogator’s one-sided, promised proposal to act out an interview for the record, in return for my immediate release. To perform in this interview, my interrogator made notes and held them up to be articulated by me while being taped by two other interrogators simultaneously. Accordingly, I had to make statements like “I agree that my activities were against the law and such.” and despite their never- ending pressures, I resisted and refused to comply and wrongly confess to the act of apostasy. Only after completion of this forged interview I realized that they not only failed to fulfilled their two promises but also they had circulated and broadcasted the video through a variety of media (like via the 8:30 PM State Channel 2 TV News), without my previous knowledge or concession, and creating an untruthful impression of me being a trickster and charlatan in the public eye. By doing so and contrary to their early promises, they kept engineering false charges against to aggravate my case even with malicious acts like fabrication of private complainants, or by misusing this video, the existing proof of my self-confession documents and attached it to the original indictment file.”

Mr. Taheri described judicial authorities and security forces behaviors to himself, his family members and his followers in the letter he wrote to UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur Ahmad Shaheed and indicated his readiness to testify about these behaviors in person

According to some sources, Iranian Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers shortly after publication of his letter arrested Mr. Taheri’s wife

Mr. Taheri is the founder of the spiritual practice known as Interuniversalism, and has significant supporters inside and outside Iran

Iranian regimes have been prosecuted leaders and followers of many spiritual organizations in the past decades

Below you can watch and read Dr. Shahnaz Niroomanesh’s interview with BBC Persian on July 15th, 2014 about Dr. M.A. Taheri’s letter to UN Human Rights appointed Rapporteur Dr. Ahmed Shaheed


Mr. Taheri founder of Interuniversalism and two complementary and alternative medicines of Faradarmani and Psymentology wrote a letter to UN Human Rights Appointed Rapporteur Dr. Ahmed Shaheed

Mr. Taheri on his letter complaint about the behavior of the judicial authorities and the security forces to himself, his family members and his followers. He describes about his situation in solitary confinement for the past three years and his critical situation

We are having an interview with Mrs. Niroomanesh president of Interuniversalism from Los Angeles, California

Q: Mrs. Niroomanesh, would you explain to viewers about the arrestment of Mr. Taheri

A: Well, Mr. Taheri has been arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Officers and accused of apostasy, fighting against God and His holey prophet, blasphemy, insults to the holy Prophet and acting against national security. But the main reason that he has been arrested is because of his new ideology which is Interuniversalism

Q: What were Mr. Taheri activities before he was arrested

A: Mr. Taheri was teaching classes about Interuniversalism and Faradarmani

Q: How popular was Mr. Taheri’s classes

A: Mr. Taheri’s classes were very popular with few hundred students per session, and over thousands of people were attending his workshops. His popularity was increased, and considered as a red flag by Iranian regime

Q: Mr. Taheri has been in prison over three years. Why this letter has been released now

A:In the letter Mr. Taheri talks about many things, including about the execution orders which were accredited by 15 of the grand Ayatollahs, or threatening to hurt, intimidate and jail his family members. Q: But why now

A: Mr. Taheri had been arrested for 67 days in solitary confinement about 4 years ago. After 67 days he was released on bail, and he agreed to stop any mystical activities or teaching. He was only allowed to continue on his scientific researches about Faradarmani and Psymentology complementary and alternative medicines

But the regime didn’t like his activities in field of complementary and alternative medicine as well. As the result, he was arrested and kept in solitary confinement since May 3rd, 2011

We were hoping that Mr. Taheri would have been released from prison by now. Unfortunately tensions have been increased on Mr. Taheri, and he is in a very critical situation

Mr. Taheri realized that by delivering his letter to international level the world would hear his voice, and become more concern about his critical situation in solitary confinement for over 3 years

Q: What was Mr. Taheri’s sentence

A: Mr. Taheri has been sentenced to fines, lashes and imprisonment for five years, but officials have said that his case still is open for further investigation. Further capital punishments will address against him after his five years imprisonment is over. Accusations such as above in Iran can lead to very heavy sentences against the accused

The advantage of keeping Mr. Taheri’s case open gives the opportunity to Iranian regime to halt all the activities that can lead to his freedom. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Officers was able to force Interuniversalism followers to silence by placing their undercover members in Interuniversalism society. The formation of silence in Interuniversalism society is the main reason that there have never been serious activities for freedom of Mr. Taheri. This time, Mr. Taheri breaks the silence to deliver his voice at international level, and he hopes that his followers break the silence that was forced upon them

Q: Would you explain more about Mr. Taheri situation in prison

A: Last year after two years of solitary confinement, he was released under house arrest for 6 days due to upcoming presidential election in Iran. I had a phone conversation with Mr. Taheri, and we agreed that if he is not release from prison within the next two months, we launch an international freedom campaign

The international campaign of freedom Taheri was launched last June, and as the result of last year international protests Mr. Taheri’s name and his ideology “Interuniversalism” was mentioned in the recent report of Dr. Ahmad Shaeeds about situation of human rights in Iran on March, 2014

I’ve received Mr.Taheri’s letter from Iran this spring. As was requested by Mr. Taheri, first developing cooperation with international associations and next creating a vast media coverage on an international level of campaign for Mr Taheri’s letter and necessary actions has been taken by freedom seeking organization of Mr Taheri

Q: Can you explain more about Interuniversalism and why Iranian regime is so concern about your activities

A: Interuniversalism is a spiritual practice that was founded by Mr. Taheri about thirty years ago. In interuniversalism anyone is able to connect to universal intelligence with his/her mind, and turn on his/her abilities switches. One of these abilities is healing and many others. The benefit of connection to the higher intelligence allows us to manage our feelings, emotions judgments, etc. Also healing different type of diseases and many other spiritual understanding would be achieved with connection to universal consciousness

A theocracy system has never accepted these kind of spiritual practices as has been recorded throughout history of mankind

On behalf of BBC Persian, I thank you for your time